This Saturday (June 19th) is the first Monroe-Carbon Butterfly Count. I am compiling this count as part of the North American Butterfly Association (www.naba.org) summer butterfly counts. On Saturday, several local butterfly-watchers will be scouring southern Monroe and Carbon counties looking for and counting butterflies.
Butterflies that will be counted range from the large, impressive Eastern Tiger Swallowtail:
to the tiny, nondescript Northern Cloudywing:
Good luck to those counting!