|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Appropriate for kids||yes|
Digital camera, and computer with Internet access.
Butterflies and Moths of North America
|Help build real-time, data map of N. American butterflies, moths|
|Snap and upload pictures of butterflies, moths near you.|
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) is seeking individuals to submit their sightings of butterflies and moths. BAMONA is a user-friendly web site and database that shares butterfly and moth species information with the public via dynamic maps, checklists, and species pages. Data are updated regularly and come from a variety of sources, including citizen scientists. Individuals can get involved by documenting butterflies and moths in their neighborhoods and submitting photographs for review. Collaborating lepidopterists serve as coordinators and oversee quality control. Submitted data are verified, added to the database, and then made available through the web site.