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Schramm Education Center

21502 W. Hwy. 31, Gretna, NE 68028[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D

May 21, 2022 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Please consider helping to document rare butterflies in Nebraska. This community science effort will monitor two species: the regal fritillary and the monarch butterfly.

The rare butterfly surveys will primarily take place in the tallgrass prairie ecoregion of Nebraska (the eastern quarter of the state). However, we are expanding the surveys this year to include sites throughout the rest of Nebraska. Now, you can help survey for rare butterflies near your homes in central and western Nebraska.

We will have an in-person training for the butterfly surveys on May 21st at 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM Central at Schramm Park State Recreation Area. Anyone interested in butterflies is welcome to join the first hour of the training to learn general information about monarchs, regal fritillaries, common plants, and other community science opportunities. After this introduction, anyone that is interested in participating in the surveying will learn the ins and outs of the methods during the final 2-3 hours of the training.

To register for the May 21st in-person training, please fill out the Google Form. While we encourage you to click “go” on this Facebook Event to help spread the word, you must register at the link below to actually take part.