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2022 Butterfly counts / Odonate counts

Counts are a great opportunity to improve your identification skills. If you don't feel your level of expertise is high enough, you can always check with the count organizer. Often you can go along with a more experienced person. I hope you'll join at least one in your neighbourhood.

On some of the counts refreshments or camping facilities may be provided. Don't hesitate to contact the organizers if you have any questions. They would appreciate you letting them know as soon as possible if you will be participating, so they can plan more efficiently.

Dates are subject to change! Please check with the count organizer in advance. Also, at some counts people meet first thing in the morning, and then disperse; at others, people meet at noon; at still others, people meet at dinner.

Everyone is welcome, whatever your skill level. Note that many of these counts are done for the North American Butterfly Association and that there may be a nominal charge for participating. Please be prepared for the count activity with sunscreen, water, hat, food, and other items suggested by the count organizer.

The covid situation is uncertain. Some organizers may run counts on a modified basis. For example, the organizer might arrange in advance how the count area is to be divided up, and assign particular people to each area, without any overall meet-up. Since these modifications may mean that counts are restricted to those who have participated in the past, we list below only those counts for which the count co-ordinators have asked to be listed here. For other counts in which you may have participated in the past, contact the count organizer.

Format of the lists: Date (Rain date, if any), Location, Contact, Telephone, Email

 

2022 Butterfly counts

  • Sat. June 18, Rice Lake (south of Peterborough), Val Deziel, (705) 868-5374 (daytime), val.deziel@natureconservancy.ca  (There may be covid precautions.)
  • Wed. June 29 (30), Lake Dore (near Eganville), Jean Brereton, (613) 625-2263, jbrereton@xplornet.ca
  • Sat. June 25 (26), Manion Corners (near Ottawa), Jeff Skevington, (613) 720-2862, jhskevington@gmail.com
  • Sat. June 25 (26), Otter Valley (Port Burwell, on Lake Erie), Joe Stephenson, (519) 403-8981, joestephenson11@mac.com
  • Sat. June 25, Credit Valley Conservation (upper watershed), Laura Timms, (437) 223-1098, laura.timms@cvc.ca, details to be posted here. Also, a summer-long Butterfly Blitz, with a kickoff event on May 14. Get on their email list for updates.
  • Sat. June 25 (26), Pinery Provincial Park & N.Lambton (meet at Visitor Centre at 8:30), Brenda Kulon, (519) 869-2833, kulon@cogeco.ca. Please register ahead if possible. Register at the above number so to gain entry.
  • Wed. June 29 (30), Lake Dore (near Eganville), Jean Brereton, (613) 625-2263, jbrereton@xplornet.ca
  • Wed. June 29, Presqu'ile Prov. Park, Kristen Osborne, (613) 475-4324 x225, Kristen.Osborne@ontario.ca
  • Fri. July 1, TEA Toronto East, Carolyn King, (905) 720-2784, cking8000@gmail.com
  • Sun. July 3, Skunk’s Misery (southwest of London, meet at 8:30am at Newbury Hospital parking lot and count round-up dinner at Prieksaitis family house at 5:00pm at 11110 Furnival Road, Rodney, Ontario, George Prieksaitis (647) 401-2038 (cell) (905) 469-9946 (home), george.w.prieksaitis@ca.ey.com
  • Sun. July 3, Sunderland (north of Oshawa), James Kamstra, (905) 985-4497, james.kamstra@aecom.com
  • Fri. July 8 (12), Mississauga, Allie Abram, (905) 615-3200 ext. 3798, alexandra.abram@mississauga.ca
  • Sat. July 9, Haliburton Highlands, Ed Poropat, (705) 457-3018, ed.barb@sympatico.ca
  • Sat. July 9 (10),  Toronto Centre, John Carley, (416) 930-6987, johnrcarley@gmail.com
  • Sat. July 9, Killarney Provincial Park, Kathleen Houlahan Chayer, 705-287-2900, killarneydiscovery@ontario.ca
  • Sat. July 9, Long Point, Adam Timpf, cell (519) 429-4147, adam.timpf@gmail.com
  • Sat. July 9, Awenda Park (near Midland), nick.ypelaar@ontario.ca
  • Sun. July 10 (rain postponement from June 26), Oshawa, James Kamstra, (905) 985-4497, james.kamstra@aecom.com
  • Sun. July 10, Rondeau Prov. Park, Laura Penner, (519) 674-1772, Laura.Penner@ontario.ca
  • Thurs. July 14 & Fri. July 15 (Fri. Sun. July 22), Royal Botanical Gardens (Burlington) Butterfly Count, Lindsay Barr (905) 527-1158 x257 (or 1-800-694-4769, same ext.), lbarr@rbg.ca
  • Sat. July 16 (17), Cambridge (rare Charitable Research Reserve, starting 9 a.m. at Lamb's Inn, 1679 Blair Road, to be led by Jenna Quinn) jenna.quinn@raresites.org. Register online or call the office at 519-650-9336.
  • Sat. July 16 (17), Petroglyphs Prov. Park (near Peterborough), Jerry Ball, 574 Douglas Ave. Peterborough, ON K9J 4L1, (705) 745-3272
  • Mon. July 18 (19), Hog Island (near Pembroke), Jean Brereton, (613) 625-2263, jbrereton@xplornet.ca
  • Sat. July 23 (24), Fenelon Falls (north of Lindsay), Martin Parker, (705) 745-4750, mparker19@cogeco.ca
  • Sat. July 23 and Sun. July 24, Carden (Robert L. Bowles Nature Centre), robertlbowlesnaturecentre@gmail.com
  • Sun. July 31, Clear Creek (meet 8:30 am at 11110 Furnival Road in Rodney, Ontario and count round-up to be held at 5 pm at same location), George Prieksaitis (647) 401-2038 (cell) (905) 469-9946 (home), george.w.prieksaitis@ca.ey.com

 

2022 Odonate counts

  • June -August (odonate survey, multiple dates), Murphys Point Provincial Park (north of Kingston, near Perth), Bev Edwards, 613-284-1637, bave@sympatico.ca.   Covid precautions will be followed.
  • Sat. July 2, Haliburton Highlands Odonate Count, Ed Poropat, (705) 457-3018, ed.barb@sympatico.ca
  • Sat. July 23 and Sun. July 24, Carden (Robert L. Bowles Nature Centre), robertlbowlesnaturecentre@gmail.com
  • Sat. July 30 (Sat. Aug 6), Lake Dore (near Pembroke) Odonate, Christian Renault, 613-717-3142, Meet at the Melissa Bishop Park. (45°38'13.12"N, 77° 04'53.44"W), crenault5@gmail.com

 

Counts TBA

  • Hamilton butterfly count
  • Carden Alvar (east of Orillia) butterfly count
  • Minesing Wetlands (west of Barrie) odonate count
  • Carden Alvar (east of Orillia) odonate count
  • Algonquin Park – both the butterfly count and the odonate count are tentative for early July (depending on the covid regulations at the time).

 

 

 

Historic Information

2019 BUTTERFLY COUNTS

Format of this list is: Date (Rain date, if any), Location, Contact, Telephone, Email

  • Mon. June 17, Sandbanks Prov. Park, Yvette Bree, (613) 393-2565, yvette.bree@ontario.ca
  • Sat. June 22, Rice Lake Butterfly Count (south of Peterborough), Val Deziel, (705) 868-5374 (daytime), val.deziel@natureconservancy.ca
  • Sat. June 22 (23). Muskoka Bala, Al Sinclair, (705) 645-2848, sinclair@muskoka.com (meet at 9:30 a.m. at Ragged Rapids Hydro Generating Station parking lot: latitude 45.018764, longitude -79.689492)
  • Sat. June 22 (23), Pinery Provincial Park & N.Lambton (meet at Visitor Centre at 8:30). Brenda Kulon, (519) 869-2833, kulon@cogeco.ca Please register ahead if possible. Register at the above number so as to gain entry to the provincial park.
  • Sat. June 29, Otter Valley (Port Burwell, on Lake Erie), Joe Stephenson, (519) 874-4028, joestephenson11@mac.com
  • Sat. June 29 (30), Belfountain (west of Caledon), Bill McIlveen, (519) 853-3948, wmcilveen@sympatico.ca
  • Sun. June 30, Oshawa, James Kamstra, (905) 985-4497, james.kamstra@aecom.com
  • Mon. July 1, TEA Toronto East, Carolyn King, 905-720-2784, cking8000@gmail.com
  • Wed. July 3 (contact ahead to confirm), Presqu'ile Prov., Park, David Bree, (613) 475-4324 x225, david.bree@ontario.ca
  • Wed. July 3, Algonquin Park, Hwy 60 (east side: lat-long 45.5667° & -78.4°), Colin Jones, (705) 927-0336, colin.jones@ontario.ca
  • Sat. July 6, Long Point, Adam Timpf, cell (519) 429-4147, adam.timpf@gmail.com
  • Sat. July 6 (7), Manion Corners (near Ottawa), Jeff Skevington, (w) (613) 759-1647, (h) (613) 720-2862, jhskevington@gmail.com
  • Sun. July 7, Hamilton (9 am meet at the church at SW corner of Concession 8 and Kirkwall Road), Bill Lamond, (519) 756-9546, bill-lamond@hotmail.com
  • Sun. July 7, Sunderland (north of Oshawa), James Kamstra, (905) 985-4497, james.kamstra@aecom.com
  • Sun. July 7, Skunk's Misery (southwest of London). Meet at 8:30 at Newbury Hospital parking lot; count round-up dinner at Prieksaitis family house at 11110 Furvinal Road, Rodney; George Prieksaitis, (647) 401-2038 (cell),(905) 469-9946 (home), george.w.prieksaitis@ca.ey.com
  • Sat. July 13, Toronto Centre, John Carley, (416) 930-6987, johnrcarley@gmail.com
  • Sat. July 13, Haliburton Highlands, Ed Poropat, (705) 457-3018, ed.barb@sympatico.ca
  • Sat. July 13 (14), Cambridge (rare Charitable Research Reserve, starting 9 a.m. at Lamb's Inn, 1679 Blair Road, to be led by Jenna Quinn jenna.quinn@raresites.org. Register online or call the office at 519-650-9336
  • Sun. July 14, Rondeau Prov. Park, Laura Penner, (519) 674-1772, Laura.Penner@ontario.ca
  • Sat. July 20 (21), Petroglyphs Prov. Park (near Peterborough), Jerry Ball, 574 Douglas Ave. Peterborough, ON K9J 4L1, (705) 745-3272
  • Mon. July 22 (24), Fenelon Falls (north of Lindsay), Dan Bone, 705 887-4691, dan.bone13@gmail.com
  • Tues. July 23 (24), Hog Island (near Pembroke), Jean Brereton, (613) 625-2263, jbrereton@xplornet.ca
  • Wed. July 24 & Thurs. July 25, Science North (near Sudbury), Jacquie Bertrand, (705) 522-3701 ext. 280, bertrand@sciencenorth.ca
  • Fri. July 26, Carden Alvar (east of Orillia) Butterfly Count, Brittany Hope, (705) 209-0705, brittany.hope@natureconservancy.ca (please register in advance, either by contacting Brittany or online at www.conservationvolunteers.ca). Or contact Bob Bowles, (705) 325-3149, rbowles@rogers.com
  • Sun. July 28. Clear Creek (NE of Rondeau Provincial Park). Meet 8:30 am at 11110 Furnival Road in Rodney, Ont. George Prieksaitis (647) 401-2038 (cell) (905) 469-9946 (home), george.w.prieksaitis@ca.ey.com
  • Tues. July 30, Pelee Island Butterfly Count, Bob Bowles, (705) 325-3149, rbowles@rogers.com

 

2019 DRAGONFLY COUNTS

Format of this list is: Date (Rain date, if any), Location, Contact, Telephone, Email

  • June - August (multiple dates), Murphys Point Provincial Park (north of Kingston, near Perth), Bev Edwards, (613) 284-1637, bave@sympatico.ca.
  • Thu. July 4, Algonquin Odonate (meet at the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre at km 43 of Hwy. 60), Peter Mills, peter.b.mills@hotmail.com
  • Sat. July 6, Haliburton Highlands, Ed Poropat, (705) 457-3018, ed.barb@sympatico.ca
  • Sat. July 6(7), Hamilton Odonate Count, 9 am meet at the church at SW corner of Concession 8 and Kirkwall Road, Brenda Van Ryswyk, (905) 336-1158 ext. 2282 (normal office hours), brendavanryswyk@gmail.com
  • Thurs. July 11, Minesing Wetlands (west of Barrie) Dragonfly Count, Brittany Hope, (705) 209-0705, brittany.hope@natureconservancy.ca (please register in advance, either by contacting Brittany or www.conservationvolunteers.ca. Or contact Bob Bowles, (705) 325-3149, rbowles@rogers.com
  • Thur. July 25, Carden Alvar (east of Orillia) Dragonfly Count, Brittany Hope, (705) 209-0705, brittany.hope@natureconservancy.ca (please register in advance, either by contacting Brittany or www.conservationvolunteers.ca. Or contact Bob Bowles, (705) 325-3149, rbowles@rogers.com
  • Sat. July 27 (29), Lake Dore (near Pembroke) Odonate, Christian Renault, 613-717-3142, Meet at the Melissa Bishop Park. (45°38'13.12"N, 77° 04'53.44"W), crenault@gmail.com
  • Fri. June 28 (July 2): Lake Dore (near Eganville), Jean Brereton, (613) 625-2263, jbrereton@xplornet.ca
  • Wed. July 31, Pelee Island Dragonfly Count, Bob Bowles, (705) 325-3149, rbowles@rogers.comSat. July 7(8),

 

 

Butterfly Counts Possibly Held in 2019

Sat. July 6, Awenda Provincial Park (near Penetanguishene), Tim Tully, (705) 549-2231 X 225, awenda@csolve.net
Sat. July 6, MacGregor Point Prov. Park (near Port Elgin). Kathleen Chayer, 519-389-6232. fompp@bmts.com
Sat. July 6, Windsor, Tom Preney, (519) 966-5852, tpreney@citywindsor.ca
(date?) Royal Botanical Gardens (Burlington) Butterfly Count. Meet at RBG main centre, 680 Plains Rd W, Burlington. Lindsay Barr (905) 527-1158 x257 (or 1-800-694-4769, same ext.), lbarr@rbg.ca

 

Odonate Count Possibly Held in 2019

Fri. June 22. Odonate count of Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington. This is part of the RBG bioblitz, so visit the RBG website after April 30 to register for that.

 

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