North Carolina is home to one of the rarest butterflies in the world, St. Francis’ satyr. One of the greatest threats to it and other rare butterflies is habitat loss and degradation. Conservationists here and across the globe are working hard to focus their efforts on restoring high quality butterfly habitats. One way scientists evaluate restoration success is to monitor trends in butterfly numbers over time. Think counting butterflies is easy? It’s not! Join us to learn more about efforts to restore endangered butterfly habitat in North Carolina, and just how tricky it is to count butterflies.
All teens welcome! You do not need to sign up to attend this program.