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Butterflies I've Seen

Main Project Information
Presented By North American Butterfly Association
Goal Help butterfly conservation, keep track of your own sightings
Task Log sightings in the database; retrieve by location, species.
Where North America

Butterflies I've Seen allows you to keep track of all of your butterfly sightings.

Once your sightings are logged in the database, you can retrieve them by location, by date, or by species. You can print out a list of all the butterfly species you've ever seen, a "Life List," or you can print out a list of all the butterfly species you've ever seen at a particular location. At the same time, the sightings you enter provide important information that the North American Butterfly Association, the major butterfly conservation organization in North America, will use to help answer scientists' questions about butterfly distributions, abundance, and conservation.

Enjoy the site and the fact that your efforts are increasing our knowledge and helping butterfly conservation!

How to Join

The Butterflies I've Seen website provides a step-by-step walk-through for how to participate in the program:

Required Gear

A computer with Internet access.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity While fishing, On a hike, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At sports stadiums
Class Materials .
Tags butterflies, butterfly, conservation, identify butterflies, insects
Project Updated 08/03/2017