Butterfly Identification and Monitoring Series

Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

The Lake Sunapee Region Butterfly Society in partnership with Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust and New Hampshire Fish and Game Department present a workshop series for adults to learn how to identify and participate in citizen science surveys of butterflies in the Lake Sunapee Region. Registration required due to limited capacity in meeting room.

  • Attend the winter workshop series to:
  • Learn basic local butterfly identification
  • Learn basic caterpillar identification
  • Identify plants utilized by caterpillars and butterflies
  • Learn how citizen science data is used by scientists and researchers in New England
  • Join us in local outings for identification and survey field practice on conserved lands
  • Learn how to support butterfly reproduction on your own property
  • Enjoy meeting others for this positive and fun learning series!

The training will be taught by volunteer Amy Highstrom, a butterfly enthusiast and former member of the Sutton Conservation Commission.

Upon completion of the training, volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in a butterfly survey in the summer on conserved lands throughout the Lake Sunapee region, including Ausbon Sargent properties. This survey will be part of the larger being conducted by NH Fish and Game. To learn more about NH Fish and Game’s monitoring program visit their website here: https://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/surveys/butterfly-monitoring-survey.html

Here are the details:
When: Beginning February 17, 2022 every third Thursday through May
Where: Tracy Memorial Library, New London (COVID protocols from the library are to be followed during meeting times)
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Materials: Butterfly identification books provided for use in class.
                  Recommended Guidebooks to Purchase:

  • Swift Guide to Butterflies of North America by Jeffery Glassberg
  • Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America by Jim P. Brock and Kenn Kaufman

Register: Contact Amy Highstrom at ahighstrom@gmail.com or text to 603-340-1977