Visitors Invited to Join Lassen Volcanic National Park at Annual Butterfly Count and Bird Banding Demonstration
MINERAL, CA – July 18 and 19 visitors are invited to learn more about wildlife at Lassen Volcanic National Park in a weekend dedicated to studying the park’s birds and butterflies. Birds and butterflies are not only beautiful; they are also indicators of the health of Lassen’s resources and play an important role in scientific research.
The annual butterfly count will be held on Saturday, July 18 in various locations throughout Lassen. The count is one of many put on by the North American Butterfly Association and is a wonderful way to learn more about butterflies found in the park. No experience is necessary as first time volunteers will be partnered with more experienced volunteers. If you would like to participate, please contact volunteer Joseph Smith at email@example.com for more information on meeting location and time.
The annual bird mist netting demonstration is Sunday, July 19 between 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.at Manzanita Lake. Join Lassen’s Wildlife Biologist and staff from Point Blue Conservation Science (formerly Point Reyes Bird Observatory) as they offer an opportunity for visitors to see birds up close and learn why Lassen is studying them. Demonstrations will take place every half-hour starting at 8:00 a.m. A ranger will be at the Manzanita Lake boat launch to meet visitors and walk them to the bird banding site.
For trail information, campground openings, and current conditions to plan your trip, please visit the park website at www.nps.gov/lavo or contact the visitor center at 530-595-4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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