But­ter­fly chas­ing in Johnville

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Ifyou like chas­ing but­ter­flies then you won’t want to miss the event go­ing on at the Parc eco­forestier de Johnville (Johnville bog) this Satur­day, begin­ning at 1:00 pm. Na­ture Can­tons-de-l’Est is hold­ing its an­nual but­ter­fly count­ing event and ev­ery­one is in­vited. Be­sides col­lect­ing sta­tis­tics about lo­cal but­ter­flies, the ob­ject of the event is also to help the pub­lic to learn about dif­fer­ent kinds of but­ter­flies and how to iden­tify them. Many of the but­ter­flies can be iden­ti­fied in flight, while oth­ers will have to de caught del­i­cately with the help of but­ter­fly nets, and then re­leased. Al­though some nets will be pro­vided, peo­ple with nets and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion guides are en­cour­aged to bring them along.

To take part in this event which is for chil­dren and adults alike, go to the Johnville bog park­ing lot, on the North road in Johnville, for 12:45 pm. The cost of the ac­tiv­ity is $2 for chil­dren, $4 for adults, and $10 per fam­ily. For more in­for­ma­tion call 819 569-9388.

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