Friends of Congaree Swamp Events

June 14
Butterfly Identification Training
June 24
Annual NABA Butterfly Count
September 13
Butterfly Identification Training
September 20
Seasonal NABA Butterfly Count
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Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center

The Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center at Congaree National Park conducts annual and late summer seasonal butterfly counts each year.  In addition to the actual seasonal count, an optional training session will provide a pre-count introduction for beginners for each count. 

All ages and experience levels are welcome. These programs are free, but space is limited. Advance reservations are requested. Appropriate clothing is required of all participants, including long-pants and closed-toed shoes that attach to the feet.  Sun protection, bug spray, water, snacks, and a sack lunch (June 21st and September 20th) are recommended.  Binoculars are recommended as well, but not required; a limited supply of binoculars will be available for use during these programs, and these may be reserved ahead of time at the front desk.  For more information please contact David Shelley, Education Coordinator of the Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center, at david_shelley@nps.gov 803.647.3966 or Frank Henning, Director of the Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center, at frank_henning@nps.gov or 803.647.3963.

Terri Hogan
Chief of Integrated Resource Management
Congaree National Park
100 National Park Rd.
Hopkins, SC 29061

40th Annual North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Count

Butterfly Identification Training

Saturday, June 14, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This optional program will involve a short, PowerPoint introduction to butterflies of Congaree and basic butterfly identification skills before a short hike to practice new skills.  We will meet at 9:30 am at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center.

Annual NABA Butterfly Count

Saturday, June 21, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Participants will conduct a day of field observations counting butterflies along the trail system and within various habitats of Congaree National Park. The count will last until about 4:30 p.m. weather permitting. Please come for all or just part of the day.  We will meet at 9:30 am at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center.

Seasonal North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Count

Butterfly Identification Training

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This optional program will involve a short, PowerPoint introduction to butterflies of Congaree and basic butterfly identification skills before a short hike to practice new skills.  We will meet at 9:30 am at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center.

Seasonal NABA Butterfly Count

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 Participants will conduct a day of field observations counting butterflies along the trail system and within various habitats of Congaree National Park. The count will last until about 4:30 p.m. weather permitting. Please come for all or just part of the day.  We will meet at 9:00 am at the Harry Hampton Visitor Center.



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