The Clifton Bend Spring Butterfly Count at Carroll Cabin Barrens

Walk through the unique and wildflower-dominated west Tennessee Valley barrens of the Western Valley physiographic region of Decatur County. Learn about the barrens and the plants and butterflies that use the barrens while helping count the many colorful butterfly species we will see flying. It is OK

if you don’t know your butterflies. You’ll learn a few species that you can help count. The data that you help collect will go to the North American Butterfly Association. Be prepared for off-trail walking along gentle slopes. We meet at 9:30 AM and continue till about noon. The barrens are treeless areas so sunscreen is highly recommended. Also wear tick repellent since ticks are common along the forested edges. All those attending this event will be participating in citizen science. Citizen science is a way to involve 1000s of non-scientists in collecting much needed data that will go towards understanding the biology and conservation needs of species. Butterfly counts take place throughout Tennessee (as well as North and South America). My hope is that you will be motivated to learn the butterflies so that you can be a future member of the citizen science community and hopefully I’ll see you on other butterfly counts. RSVP Contact: Allan Trently, allan.trently@tn.gov

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Carroll Cabin Barrens State Natural Area
adress is not specified
21 April , Saturday 09:30