Annual butterfly count is Saturday in Kentucky

June 29, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A retired University of Louisville biologist is returning to Kentucky to lead an annual butterfly count.

U of L said in a news release that Charles Covell has led the event for four decades. He and regular volunteers show children and adults how to identify the butterflies they find at the university’s Horner Wildlife Sanctuary and other locations.

The event will take place in a specified area from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, but participants are free to leave whenever they want. Covell suggests wearing hats, hiking shoes, long pants and long-sleeved shirts and bringing sunscreen, water, lunch and insect repellant. Nets will be supplied, but volunteers can bring cameras, binoculars and notebooks.

The results will be part of a national butterfly census.

To participate, meet at 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Sugar Babe Antiques in Crestwood.