Community Science Volunteer Opportunity 6.14.24

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Community Science Volunteer Opportunity 6.14.24

June 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Community Science Volunteer Opportunity 

at King Ranch access road gate at Lopes Road (see meeting location below)

Registration Required.

Every summer, volunteers all across North America get together to support butterfly conservation by counting butterflies.  Northern California is home to about 20 of these butterfly counts, including the Benicia Butterfly Count, which encompasses Solano Land Trust’s King Ranch near Cordelia.  King Ranch is home to many beautiful native butterflies, including the rare Calippe Silverspot Butterfly. 

If you’re interested in learning more about butterfly counts as you help us count butterflies, please join us on Friday, June 14 at 1:30 PM.  Local butterfly expert Paul Johnson and colleagues will lead a visit to one of the few locations where Silverspots are known to mate.

Meet at the King Ranch access road gate on Lopes Road north of Marshview Road (King Ranch volunteers and visitors are allowed to drive past the signs and barricades at Marshview Road).  Carpooling is encouraged.  The access road is mostly paved but has a substantial growth of weeds between the wheeltracks.  Vehicles are limited to a maximum speed of 10 mph at the hilltop parking area to protect the butterflies.  Be prepared for variable temperatures and strong winds.  Bring water, sunglasses, hats, and binoculars.  Wear sturdy hiking shoes.  Owing to thistles and ticks, shorts are not recommended. 

 For more information, contact Solano Land Trust’s Community Science coordinator Olivia Freitas at 408-483-6667.





June 14
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


King Swett Gate on Lopes Road
Lopes Road.
Fairfield, CA 94533


Solano Land Trust
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