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2014 Tippecanoe County Butterfly Encounter
Saturday, July 19 at the Evonik Corporation,
Tippecanoe Laboratories Wildlife Habitat Area

Butterfly enthusiasts of all ages and expert levelswere invited to visit the Evonik Tippecanoe Laboratories Wildlife Habitat Area at 1650 Lilly Road in Lafayette, Indiana for a celebration of butterflies on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The Butterfly Encounter was sponsored by Evonik and the Department of Entomology at Purdue University. It is a family-friendly event celebrating the beauty and diversity of Indiana butterflies. No previous butterfly knowledge is necessary. Everyone from the novice to the expert is welcome and encouraged to attend. Entomologists helped identify the common butterflies of Indiana and discuss butterfly biology, including the importance of habitat and conservation to endangered species and biodiversity. Resource materials for the event can be found at:  http://www.entm.purdue.edu/butterflycount/event.html .

Buttterfly Encounter Schedule
 
1:00 - 1:30 PM: Welcome and introductions followed by a short tutorial on the butterflies of Indiana.
1:30 - 3:00 PM: Break into groups and commence the count.
3:00 - 4:00 PM: Tabulation of butterfly count results.

Drinks and snacks for participants were be provided by Evonik.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RESULTS OF THE 2014 BUTTERFLY COUNT


The 2015 Tippecanoe Butterfly Encounter is scheduled for July 18, 2015

For more information, please contact the Department of Entomology at 765-494-4554 or email Jon Neal at jneal@purdue.edu .
 

 

 

 

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