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Manhattan NABA Butterfly Count • Riley County

Wednesday, Jul 14th, 2010 @ 8am-2:30pm
Manhattan, KS • Map

Register by July 12 or for more information, please call 785-539-8761. Dress appropriately and bring a sack lunch and binoculars and camera (if you have them). Volunteers around North America select a count area 15 miles in diameter and conduct a one-day census of all butterflies observed within that circle. The count program is intended to promote interest in butterflies and provide results useful for scientific monitoring of this beautiful and fascinating group of insects. While knowledge of butterflies is a plus, it is not necessary. Manhattan Plant Materials Center (PMC), 3800 South 20th Street, Manhattan, KS 66502 Directions: From Manhattan: From Ft. Riley Blvd. or Tuttle Creek Blvd. (east side of Manhattan by Manhattan Town Center Mall) cross the Kansas River Bridge. Immediately after crossing the bridge, turn right on Riley Co. 901 McDowell Creek Road, travel 6.0 miles, turn right on Riley Co. 424. Follow Riley Co. 424, 3 miles north and 1 mile west to the PMC. From I-70: Travelers on I-70 should exit 307-McDowell Creek Road Interchange. Eastbound travelers should turn left, westbound travelers should turn right on Riley Co. 901 McDowell Creek Road, travel 3.6 miles to west 40th Avenue, turn left and travel 3 miles north to PMC. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Contact: Allen Casey 785-539-8761

Sponsor: USDA-NRCS Plant Materials Center Sponsor

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