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What's in Bloom at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates?

Butterfly Spotters Needed

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On March 28th

A monarch butterfly enjoying the pentas in the Estates Garden Shoppe. A lot of monarchs are attracted to the milkweed plants we have for sale.

For the first time, the Edison and Ford Winter Estates will participate in the North American Butterfly Association‘s (NABA) Annual Butterfly Count. We’ll need volunteers to help us complete the survey and we hope that you’ll consider helping us in the field! The butterfly count helps researchers monitor population trends throughout the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Teams of volunteer butterfly spotters will spread out in the Ft. Myers and Cape Coral area to count butterflies as part of NABA’s 42nd annual count. While an official date has not been set, we’re planning on a day in July.

On Saturday, June 10, our monthly Garden Talk will include butterfly identification and, depending on volunteer interest, we will have follow-up identification workshops before the official count day in July. If you’d like to volunteer to be one of our spotters, please leave a message for Britta at 239-334-7419. Want to get a jump start on butterfly identification? Search for online quizzes like this one from The National Wildlife Federation.

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