CHARDON, Ohio — In 2009, Geauga Park District’s Natural Resource Management Department established three butterfly transects, or survey routes: one in Frohring Meadows, one in Observatory Park and a third on preserved property along The Maple Highlands Trail.
The park district is now is inviting the public to view the highlights and results of its butterfly surveys to date.
Three Years of Butterfly Surveys will take place Feb. 19 from 2:30-3:15 p.m. at Big Creek Park, Cherry Room, 9160 Robinson Road, Chardon Township.
Naturalist Linda Gilbert said the purpose of these transects is to collect baseline data on the butterfly species using these areas, then monitor changes in this data over time.
“Butterflies can be environmental indicators that reflect the health of a particular habitat,” she said.
Registration is not required for this free program, which is wheelchair/stroller accessible and suitable for anyone school age or older. Call 440-286-9516 with questions.