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Volunteers Needed for Butterfly Surveys

 Volunteers Needed for Butterfly Surveys 



Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is seeking volunteers who enjoy being outdoors and learning about the natural world. Volunteer to be a Karner Counter and help monitor endangered Karner Blue Butterflies on the refuge. 


Surveys are conducted from mid-July through early August; scheduling is flexible. Surveying involves walking off-trail along a survey route with a partner to count butterflies. Typical survey routes are 2 miles long.  Sign up for just one survey, or for several. 


Training and equipment will be provided. For more information, e-mail 


For more information on public programming or a copy of our trail maps, contact the Necedah NWR Visitor Center at 608-565-2551 or by e-mail at  Necedah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is open Monday – Saturday, 9:00am to 4:00pm, and is located off of Highway 21 four miles west of the Village of Necedah or 18 miles east of Tomah.  Refuge lands are open sunrise to sunset year-round.  For additional information please call 608-565-2551or visit us online at 


For more information on the Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service visit  


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Last Updated: Jun 14, 2014
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