Butterfly Monitoring at DCP

Darke County Parks needs help! Butterfly habitat is declining, and scientists need to monitor their populations very closely. Every Friday at 2pm from now through the end of October, join a naturalist to hike a pre-set path and record all the butterflies observed. These numbers will then be sent on to the Ohio Lepidopterists for scientific study. There’s no need to be an expert. A staff member will be present for the hike, and field guides will be provided. Hikes will occur as long as temperatures are above 60 degrees without rain.  For more information, please contact the Nature Center at (937) 548-0165 or email info@darkecountyparks.org.

Did you know? The Mourning Cloak is one of very few butterflies who over winter here in Ohio. It is possible to see them out on a very sunny winter day.