Count butterflies with Audubon in June & July

Help with the North American Butterfly Association’s annual Butterfly Count with a range of orientation and counting days in June and July (see below).

What is it? The North American Butterfly Association’s annual Butterfly Count is a survey where amateurs and experts go out into survey areas and identify and record all the butterflies they can in one day. Audubon coordinates the count in Rhode Island. How does it work? Participants contact me and I coordinate survey sites ahead of time. We try to work in teams—ideally, one to ID, one to record data and one to take digital photos. But some experts work alone or in pairs, and there are larger teams too. We team people up who want to work with others. We ask people to attend an orientation/butterfly ID workshop in the weeks before the count, and there we finalize teams and sites. The survey lasts for a day, but participants can choose how long they survey for. There is a $5 participation fee, which includes the orientation.

Do I have to know anything about butterflies? No. Beginners are welcome!

When is it? Orientations (you only have to attend one):

Portsmouth Library, June 20 , 6 – 7:30 pm Fisherville-Brook Wildlife Refuge, July 6, 7-8:30 pm

U.S. F&WS Kettle Pond Visitors’ Center, July 9, 7-8:30 pm

Powder Mill Ledges Wildlife Refuge, July 10, 7-8:30 pm

Butterfly Counts: Newport and Bristol County: Saturday, June 23Newport and Bristol County: Saturday,Kent, Providence, and Washington County: Saturday, July 14

Newport and Bristol County: Saturday,Kent, Providence, and Washington County: Saturday,The official hours of the survey are 9 am to 2 pm, but participants can survey for a longer or shorter length of time if they choose.

How do I register or get more information? Contact July Lewis, Policy Assistant, Audubon Society of Rhode Island: 401-949-5454 x 3044

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19 Comments

  1. Posted May 7, 2017 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    As this is a frequent request on the SNA list serve, I’ve cleaned up a list of contractors used by our neighbors. Could it be posted on the SNA site or link it to a Google doc somehow?
    Obviously, there would be a “non-SNA sanctioned” disclaimer.
    Your thoughts?
    Please respond to email provided

  2. Emily Weeks
    Posted April 20, 2017 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Hello, Summit Neighborhood Association! My name is Emily Weeks and I am an incoming Senior at the University of St. Thomas right on Summit Avenue! I will be returning from a study abroad program in London this upcoming May and in search of evening and weekend babysitting gigs near the area of my Grand Avenue college residence. I would love to offer my services to the families of Summit Avenue since both my college and home are located so closely! I have 5+ years of experience caring for infants 5 months of age and older, up to pre-teen aged children. The past two summers I have nannied full time for a 2 year old boy named Victor. I love inventing games, creating crafts, reading & staying active with kids! I have a resumé and childcare references that I can provide as well.

    If this is of any interest to Summit Avenue families, I am more than willing to schedule a FaceTime or meet-up in the upcoming months! My e-mail is – week0020@stthomas.edu. Thank you for your time!

  3. Mitch Kaplan
    Posted March 27, 2017 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Hi, My name is Mitchell Kaplan, and I will be starting a whole new music program at the Mt. Hope YMCA. This is very big because it impacts many people of all ages!
    I will be starting a: Movement and Music class for ages 3-5 years of age. I will be starting a middle and high school program which will include an All-City Band, Theory classes and Private lessons. For the adult, I will have Theory classes, Lessons on any instrument and there will be a jam band as well. Plus, I will have a lecture series on music for anyone who would want to attend. So as you can see this will be big!
    I will also be offering a special jazz history class at the URI Kingston campus for members of OLLI (this is a program for people who are 50 and older who want to continue their education). This class will be held in July of all of the Fridays from 10 – 11:30. So they would have to sign up for this.
    I am attaching my biography in case you want to write something about me.
    I thank you for your time.
    Mitch Kaplan
    401-862-6960

  4. Jai
    Posted November 17, 2016 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    I was wondering when the caroling for 2016 will be held. Thank you!

  5. Jai
    Posted November 17, 2016 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    I was wondering when will the caroling for 2016 be held?
    Thank You!

  6. Herb Weiss
    Posted October 24, 2014 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    Please Share this article on Golocalprov. A LTE appeared in the projo written by a Patricia Louise Zacks supporting Buddy Cianci. May people believe it was written by Patricia Susan Zacks of the Camera Werks. Not true. Some Eastside customers have stated they won’t shop at her store because of their assumed support of the former mayor. The article I wrote is an attempt to get the word out that people should get their facts straight becore they make assumptions. Hopefully you will agaree. Here it is:

    http://www.golocalprov.com/politics/herb-weiss-mistaken-identity-can-be-hazardous-to-your-business

  7. Eleanor McCarthy
    Posted July 15, 2014 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I joined the association several weeks ago and received an acknowledgement by mail, but my email has not been added to your circulation list. I do have some items I’d like to give away and would like to share info on these via email. Can you help me?

    Thank you, Eleanor McCarthy

  8. Posted March 22, 2014 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Would like to offer the services of my Motown band, Nickel Jukebox. My old band Slow Drive did some shows for you in the 90s. We’ve had very successful shows on the Blvd last couple of years, and my daughter Roz played for your festival last year. Hope you will consider us. Thanks, Allan

  9. Nina Tegu
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Dear Mary Ann Rossoni and SNA,

    I would lilke to thank you so much for the lovely article that you wrote featuring Studio Hop in, “Hope Street Then and Now”. Your description of our store was so detailed and thoughtful. Thank you so much for your positive, inspiring words! Best regards, Nina Tegu, Studio Hop

  10. sue Chartier
    Posted June 25, 2012 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Neighbors on Tenth Street have not received the monthly newsletter for the last few months. Also , very disapointed that the yard sale is going back to the church yard. We did the best last year.
    It’s hard enough getting everything out from the basement,I don’t want to lug it to the Church,too.

  11. Amanda
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    I was wondering how the neighborhood received the “Keep Summit Beautiful” signs. If anyone has any info or contact info about these signs, that would be great!

  12. Mary Watson
    Posted February 24, 2012 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Do you know of anyone involved in tree protection on the East Side of Providence?

  13. Mary
    Posted January 30, 2012 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    Just wanted to let you know that in your article about Al’s Station and Seven Stars Bakery that Al’s name is Al Magnone not Al Nardone.

  14. Britt Page
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Hello,
    I can’t seem to figure out how to register for the upcoming Summit Yard Sale. Would you please let me know where to get a form?
    Thanks!

  15. Hilliard Beller
    Posted July 19, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Were backless benches installed around the Lippitt Park fountain to discourage people from sitting there? If that was the intention, it’s worked very well!

  16. Posted June 17, 2011 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Two comments: you may want to ask Bob McMahon at the Parke Department about the advisability of posting a picture of people dangling their feet in the fountain.

    Second, I pick up trans along the Blvd. daily, and many days I try to pick up at Lippitt Park. Is it possible for you to organize a group of volunteers to keep Lippitt Park clean of trash? I’ve already asked for more trash barrels, but it goes belong that.

  17. Kim Winslow
    Posted March 9, 2011 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Please update your website…………..I was hoping to find out the meeting schedule so that I can attend. Thanks

  18. Victoria
    Posted October 6, 2010 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    We are sorry to have missed the Giant Yard sale! We only got the August paper in the first week of OCTOBER!

  19. Paul Tarullo
    Posted August 4, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    What can the people living on the East Side — through this organization – do to stop the illegal property tax increases that are being pushed down our throats by Cicciline, the unions, and the Democrats?
    What are you going to do if anything?

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