Jasmine's day at the Carden Alvar Butterfly Count

Jasmine at the Carden Alvar Butterfly Count. (Photo by Mary Kennard)

Jasmine at the Carden Alvar Butterfly Count. (Photo by Mary Kennard)

September 9, 2015 | by Jasmine Sangian | 0 Comments

My name is Jasmine and this summer I went to the Carden Alvar Annual Butterfly Count in Kirkfield, Ontario.

I counted butterflies with my mom and Aunty Mary. I caught an eastern comma butterfly in my net. I caught three butterflies, my mom and Aunty Mary both caught two. We looked at each butterfly, identified them and let them go. 

I learned the difference between a moth and a butterfly. A butterfly has small balls at the end of its antennae and a moth's antennae are feathery.

Learning about butterflies at Carden Alvar. (Photo by Mary Kennard)

Learning about butterflies at Carden Alvar. (Photo by Mary Kennard)

We walked in a meadow and in a forest looking for butterflies. I met Laura and Marie. They showed me how to catch butterflies in my net and how to let them go so they aren't hurt.

We had a picnic and it was a fun day.

~ Jasmine

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Jasmine Sangian is one of NCC's youngest Conservation Volunteers.

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