. BERKS COUNTY NATURE

        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.

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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 welcome. Free.

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 2013      Butterfly sightings in Berks County for past years.

We may add more walks to this list as the season moves on.

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