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Research in Our Parks: On Gossamer Wings

Jan 19, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Red Spotted PurpleSurvey work reveals the health of butterfly habitats – and it’s beautiful

In 2013, Geauga Park District’s Natural Resource Management staff and volunteers completed their fifth year of butterfly surveys at Frohring Meadows, Observatory Park, and the Oakton Preserve.

During these cold days of winter, enjoy some spring and summer learning how these surveys are conducted, why they are important and what they mean, plus see pictures of the cool butterfly species that have been discovered so far.

What: Research in Our Parks: On Gossamer Wings

When: Sunday, January 19 – 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.

Where: The West Woods Nature Center
9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township

Naturalist Linda Gilbert said the purpose of these transects is to collect baseline data on the butterfly species using these areas, then monitor changes in this data over time. “Butterflies can be environmental indicators that reflect the health of a particular habitat,” she said. “Come and find out what we’ve discovered so far.”

Registration is not required for this program best suited for those school age and up and wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.

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Jan 19, 2014
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm


West Woods Nature Center
9465 Kinsman Rd
Russell Township,


Geauga Park District