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Photo: USFWS
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location Canada
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no

Required Gear:

Digital Camera, Notebook, Computer with internet access, GPS unit (optional).


Help document butterfly distribution in Canada.
Report butterfly sightings.

eButterfly is a citizen science project that helps document butterflies in Canada. By creating a user profile and documenting observed butterflies, citizens can help scientists better understand butterfly distribution in Canada. Users can also track which butterflies they have observed on a dynamic map application, and share photos with the eButterfly community.

The 2,045 eButterfly records of over 170 species help the Canadian Facility for Ecoinformatics Research at the University of Ottawa's Department of Biology better understand how butterflies adapt to environmental change. Eventually, the data you collect will help contribute to the preservation of Canada’s great biodiversity.

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