Butterfly Walks in Berks County, PA - 2014 .Updated:
October 15, 2013.
Checklists for each location are handed out at these walks so you can
record what you see.
All levels of interest are welcome: children, adults of all ages, novices
and advanced. Free.
We will watch for butterflies and caterpillar host plants, and use viewing
jars so you can get a close look. We have extra nets for use by all
(adults & children) in our capture and release. Except for April, there
will be caterpillars brought to see and (sometimes) to give to attendees
to rear to adult butterflies. Bring a camera to record what you see and
binoculars as well.
April 26, 2014 Saturday 10:00 am
Neversink Mountain - Butterflies birds and botany. Meet at S.10th
and South Street Reading. Park on South Street. This is a joint walk of
the Mengel Natural History Society and the Baird Ornithological Club. Some
butterflies fly only in early spring and this is one of the few County
locations to see them. Leaders: Karl Gardner, 610-987-3281, Ken Lebo, 610-856-1413,
and Ryan Woolwine, 610-777-2333.
July 26, 2014 Saturday 8:00 to ?? pm.
"Moth Night" at Nolde Environmental
Education Center. Sponsored by Mengel Natural History Society, Baird Ornithological
Club, and Nolde Forest. Enjoy the Katydids with friends and family
as leaders bait trees and hang sheets to bring in the night insects. A
flashlight and a camera would be helpful. Who knows what will turn up.
In 2012 Jim Eckert identified 77 species. Meet at picnic area behind
main parking lot. Bring a snack if you wish. Leaders are Ryan Woolwine
610-777-2333, Ken Lebo 610-856-1413, and Jim Eckert. All
August 2, 2014 Saturday 10:00 am
Near Lake Ontelaunee. This is a joint walk of the Mengel Natural
History Society and the Baird Ornithological Club. Meet at Dam Breast on
PA-73. We will drive to nearby location. We often see 20 species
on this walk. Leaders: Ryan Woolwine, 610-777-2333, Ken Lebo, 610 856-1413,
and Karl Gardner, 610-987-3281.
August 16, 2014
Saturday 10 AM
Dragonflies - Bartram trail/Kernsville Dam This is a joint
walk of the Mengel Natural History Society and the Baird Ornithological
Club. Take Rte 61 north, right on Jetson Dr (across from Cabelas), right
on Industrial Dr, left on Kernsville Dam Rd. The parking area is on the
right. Coordinators: Ken Lebo 610-856-1413 and Tony Schoch 610-670-0657.
August 30, 2014 Saturday 10:00 am
Angelica Park Our first walk at this location maintained
by the Berks County Conservancy. Take PA-10 south from Lancaster Avenue
1-1/4 miles. The park entrance road is on the right at the big masonry
sign for Alvernia University. Turn right and park at the first parking
area on the right. Leaders: Karl Gardner 610-987-3281, Ken Lebo 610-856-1413,
and Ryan Woolwine 610-777-2333.
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Butterfly sightings in Berks County for
sightings in Berks County for past years.
We may add more walks to this list as the season moves on.
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