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Usery Butterfly Monitoring | Maricopa County Parks & Recreation

Butterfly Monitoring:

You will learn to identify and monitor butterflies by regional experts and/or Maricopa County Parks Interpretive Ranger

You can sign up for one monitoring event only, as they are all occurring on the same date and time. 

 Have you ever seen a butterfly flitting around and wish you could identify it? Well, then, this workshop and monitoring event is for you! Our experts will teach you all about butterfly identification, key identification characteristics, flight patterns, and plant species that each butterfly species prefers. All while contributing to our butterfly citizen science program. The data you collect is then shared with the regional and national experts, helping to contribute to science, regionally and nationally, so that there is a better understanding of butterfly populations and trends.

Usery Mountain Regional Park (Meet at Nature Center Parking lot).  Three hiking routes include monitoring: Desert Hawk Trail approx. 1-mile loop (easy level), Merkle Trail includes hiking 1.1 miles Merkle loop and up to the top of the Vista Trail (moderate level) and then a short trip to the Path Pond Trail 0.06 miles).

To register, please click on the link


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