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2017 Tippecanoe County Butterfly Encounter
Saturday, July 15, 2017 at the Evonik Corporation,
Tippecanoe Laboratories Wildlife Habitat Area

Butterfly enthusiasts of all ages and expert levels were 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 15, 2017. The Butterfly Encounter is 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 was welcome and encouraged to attend. Entomologists helped identify 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
10:30 - 11:00 AM: Welcome & introductions followed by a short tutorial on the butterflies of Indiana.
11:00 AM - 12:300 PM: Break into groups and commence the count.
12:30 - 1:00 PM: Tabulation of butterfly count results.

Drinks and snacks for participants will be provided by Evonik.

Butterfly Count results 2004-2017

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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