Brazos Bend State Park
Volunteer Organization   
Gator Hatch

23rd Annual Brazos Bend
Butterfly Count
Sunday, October 7, 2018  

Eastern Tailed-Blue by Jerry Eppner


Where: 40 Acre Lake parking lot - meet at 9:00 am
We gather at one of the picnic grounds at 12:30 to tally our preliminary results and eat our sack lunches.
What to Bring: Lunch, drinking water, mosquito repellant, sun protection, and (if you have them) butterfly field guides, close-focusing binoculars and camera
Qualifications: All levels welcome - especially beginners
Experienced leadership for all groups
Enthusiasm and love of butterflies and the outdoors
NABA Fee: North American Butterfly Association fee of $3.00 for each participant. Park entry fee is waived for butterfly counters.
Count Circle: 15 mile diameter circle. In the morning we focus primarily on several areas within the Park. Those who wish to continue in the afternoon can survey other areas within the circle.
History: The first count in 1995 observed 392 butterflies of 30 species.
The record count of 2001 saw 5340 butterflies of 57 species.
Last Year
The count was canceled because of habitat damage by Hurricane Harvey.
Contact: Compiler - Rich Jespersen It is not necessary to pre-register.
Checklist: A list of Butterflies of Brazos Bend State Park.

Updated: Sep 15, 2018