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      July 24, 2020

      Friday  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      3583 McGregor Boulevard
      Fort Myers, Florida 33901

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      Butterfly Count at Edison Ford

      On July 24, from 10 a.m. to noon, Edison and Ford Winter Estates (EFWE) will participate in the North American Butterfly Association's (NABA) 45th annual butterfly count. Results of the count help researchers monitor butterfly population trends throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as the effects of weather and habitat loss. The EFWE count includes Lakes Regional Park and Rotary Park to ensure coverage of 15 miles. Butterfly spotters may participate at any of the three locations. For anyone wishing to create a butterfly garden, a NABA-certified butterfly demonstration planting is viewable in the Garden Shoppe and both nectar and host plants are available for purchase.

      To participate in the count, all butterfly enthusiasts must register with Lisa at before July 17. The fee to participate is $5 per person, which covers the required fee EFWE pays to NABA. Experience is helpful, but not required, as groups will include both beginners and seasoned butterfly enthusiasts. Those with less experience can help record data or take photos.

      Butterfly spotters should be prepared to walk outside for at least two hours in hot, humid weather. All participants should wear a hat and sunscreen, and bring drinking water. The total number of participants will be capped at 50, to allow for social distancing. For everyone's safety, EFWE employees will be wearing masks and all participants will be encouraged to wear masks.

      Cost: Payment required - $5 to enter the Butterfly Count

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