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Butterfly Bioblitz

Space is limited for this very popular family event, so be sure to sign up by email: [email protected]

    Come be a lepidopterist for a day or two! Join butterfly experts and Parks Canada staff to catch, identify and learn about butterflies on both sides of the international border - one day each in Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier National Park.

    Registration required to participate:
    •For Waterton Lakes National Park contact [email protected] or phone 403 859-2224.

    Requirements:

    •No experience necessary. Just a willingness to learn about and catch butterflies
    •The park will provide refreshments, sweets and savory sides for lunch. BYOL (bring your own basic lunch)
    •Be prepared for a full day outside. Bring water and clothing for changeable weather
    •If you have them, bring a camera, butterfly net and field guides
    •If you are bringing your own butterfly net, before you come be sure that it is completely clean of all debris including seeds.

    Volunteer duties:

    •Carpool to counting locations within Waterton Lakes National Park during the morning and for those who can stay, in the Waterton Park Front (outside the park) for the afternoon
    •Run and catch butterflies, unharmed, with nets
    •Bring butterflies in the net, to count leaders for identification and then, under direction of count leaders, release them unharmed