sorry for this late response and for not being able to attend.

I think if I had gotten it into my calendar earlier it may have helped. I hope you consider sending the date for the VES newsletter next year.

Also another suggestion would be to have another walk later in the day which was something I was hoping to do.

Anyway I hope the count was a big success and hope to make one in the future.

Best regards,

Michael Sabourin

--- On Tue, 7/6/10, Chip Darmstadt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Chip Darmstadt <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Central Vermont Butterfly Count
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Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2010, 12:01 PM


The North Branch Nature Center is trying to resurrect its annual NABA butterfly count which is coming up this Saturday, July 10. We when first started doing the count, we had a good number of participants – but numbers have dwindled in the last few years. It would be great to breathe some new life into this count!


We’ve seen some good butterflies on the count – Bog Copper, Baltimore Checkerspot, Coral Hairstreak, Silver-bordered Fritillary, Brown Elfin, Harris’ Checkerspot, Two-spotted Skipper – especially if you like to get your feet wet.


We’ll be meeting here at the North Branch Nature Center between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. There will be a family friendly butterfly walk at the nature center between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Send me and email or give me a call at 802-229-6206, if you’d like to participate.


My apologies for any duplicate postings.

Best, Chip




Chip Darmstadt

Executive Director

North Branch Nature Center

713 Elm Street

Montpelier, VT 05602


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