Join us for a Butterfly Walk and Talk
Saturday • August 17, 2019 • 1 - 3 pm
Williamsburg Botanical Garden

Help us celebrate our 25th Anniversary with a free "Walk & Talk" in the beautiful gardens of the Williamsburg Botanical Garden, 5537 Centerville Rd, Williamsburg, VA
We'll have refreshments as well as handouts about best plants to attract butterflies to your own garden - host plants as well as nectar plants. Plus free color brochures about our Coastal Plain butterflies.

The garden is full of native butterflies and skippers in August and our experts will take you on an informal tour of the varied garden habitats and point out the visiting butterflies.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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25th Anniversary Celebration with Kiptopeke Challenge!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Set aside Saturday, September 28 for the 25thKiptopeke Challenge (KC). Help us celebrate our anniversary and have fun birding at the same time.

The KC is a birding event that supports the habitat conservation, avian research and outreach mission of CVWO. Our mission includes the Kiptopeke Hawkwatch, songbird research, Monarch tagging project, various avian nesting and butterfly studies, and a host of other programs all of which can be found on our website at

For those unfamiliar with the KC, individuals are encouraged to form teams of 2 or more and participate in one of the four categories:

Special Venue

Teams will try to identify the greatest number of bird species on this day anywhere in the coastal plain of Virginia which has been defined as any areas east of Interstate 95.

Explore new birding locations as a Special Venue, challenge another group or bird clubs in a 3-hour outing, or put in a full day of birding in the 24-hour category.

Dave Youker is CVWO's Kiptopeke Challenge Coordinator. You can reach him by email at for additional information or details.

Teams are encouraged to gain supporters for this event, and 100 percent of all donations go directly to accomplishment of the CVWO mission. CVWO is a non-profit organization, and all donations are fully tax deductible.

Start forming your teams and planning where you want to enjoy a day of birding during fall migration.

Then register your team by simply sending Dave a note with your team name and members.

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