Vashon-Maury Island Audubon Society





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Vashon Butterflies
Vashon's annual 4th of July Butterfly Count is part of a national survey organized by the National Butterfly Association.

Butterflies of Vashon-Maury Island
The 28 butterflies seen on Vashon-Maury Island including seasonal abundance for each.
Butterflies list

Annual Butterfly Count
Results of the Annual July Butterfly count with totals from 1996 through 2013.
Butterfly Count list

Butterflies of Washington
Descriptions and photos. View site

Vashon Audubon invites you to come out for a day of roaming fields, ponds, trails, and road edges looking for butterflies and dragonflies on Saturday, July 5, starting at 10am at the Park’n’Ride by the Country Store. We will be conducting our 18th annual 4th of July Butterfly Count for the North American Butterfly Association, adding a dragonfly count for fun.

You do not need to be knowledgeable about species when you start.  We will teach as we go. Bring binoculars, water, lunch, hat for shade, and multiple layers for varying temperatures. Official team participants pay a $3 fee to help NABA cover costs of the count. Come with the roving team for all or part of the day. To find us mid-day, call cell phone 718-5770 or 818-5251.

Neighborhood counters are also needed and very much appreciated, but must be able to recognize the species. Report your count totals to Rayna Holtz at 463-3153.

Contact Rayna for more information and/or to let her know you plan to come. If we know you plan to come, we will be able to contact you if the weather is cool and rainy and requires us to postpone the count.