LAFAYETTE, Ind. — People of all ages can celebrate the
beauty of butterflies and learn about identifying, protecting and attracting
them at the annual Tippecanoe County Butterfly Encounter.
The Encounter will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. July 20 at the
Evonik Corp. Tippecanoe Laboratories Wildlife Habitat Area, 1650 Lilly Road,
“No previous butterfly knowledge is necessary, and everyone
from the novice to the expert is welcome and encouraged to attend,” said Jon
Neal, associate professor of entomology.
Neal will begin the program with a brief introduction to
Indiana butterflies. Entomologists then will help participants identify and
record species of butterflies and discuss their biology, habitats, conservation
and protection. Participants will tabulate their records at the end of the
The event is free and open to the public. Drinks and snacks
for participants will be provided.
In the event of rain, the event will be canceled.
More information is available on the Butterfly Encounter
website at http://extension.entm.purdue.edu/butterflycount/index.html.
The event is sponsored by Evonik and Purdue’s Department of