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June 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
522 S Frontage Rd E, Vail, CO 81657
Citizen Science Butterfly Count Training
Wednesday, June 7 – 9 AM – 4 PM
Colorado Butterfly Monitoring Network
Become a part of the statewide citizen science project to observe and count butterflies.
Who: Betty Ford Alpine Gardens is joining the Butterfly Pavilion’s Science and Conservation Branch, who started this project in 2013. Volunteers from all over the state participate.
Where: Open spaces and parks in Colorado
When: May 15th – September 30th of each year
Why: To provide long-term data that land managers can use when making conservation decisions and to raise awareness about Colorado butterflies and their habitats.
Butterfly Pavilion has joined 10 other states and regions from around the country in using citizen science to monitor the trends and fluctuations of butterfly populations. The summer of 2013 was the pilot year for this project, which was modeled after the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network. Since then Butterfly Pavilion dramatically expanded the number of sites, from 9 locations to over 96, and the number of citizen scientists, from 8 volunteers to over 100.
The Instructor: Sara Garrett