Volunteers to track butterflies on district property

MAITLAND, Fla., March 22, 2016 — Each month, a team of dedicated volunteers visits the St. Johns River Water Management District’s Lake Apopka North Shore to monitor and map butterfly activity. The group tracks each type of butterfly species as well as the number of eggs, larvae and pupae observed. In February, volunteers observed 21 butterfly species, including Black Swallowtail, Ceraunus Blue and White Peacock.

WHAT: Butterfly survey at Lake Apopka

WHEN: March 26 and April 30

9 a.m.

WHERE: Lake Apopka North Shore

If you’d like to follow along and see how the butterfly monitoring program works first hand, please contact Danielle Spears at the number above.