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Take a trip with the Virginia Living Museum to count butterflies

 (HNNDaily/Courtesy City of Newport News)
(HNNDaily/Courtesy City of Newport News)

NEWPORT NEWS — The Virginia Living Museum is bringing the butterflies right to you.

The museum is hosting its 27th annual North American Butterfly Association Butterfly Count in the Blue Ridge Mountains from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. July 21.

The day trip will allow participants to count, identify, collect and release butterflies, while also enjoying the native insects and flowers along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The day butterfly counting trip is $45 per person and there’s a $10 discount for Virginia Living Museum members. Guests must be at least 12 years old to attend and guests younger than 18 need a parent to attend.

Participants will board a Virginia Living Museum nature bus and will be asked to bring a packed lunch, according to a news release from the museum.

A fast-food dinner stop will be made on the way back to the museum.

For information and to register, visit here.

Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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