Chicago Park District Butterfly Monitoring Program
|Goal||Help monitors the health of butterfly populations in Chicago.|
|Task||Visit Chicago nature areas 6 times and identify butterflies.|
|Where||Chicago, Illinois United States|
The Chicago Park District Butterfly Monitoring Program is a citizen-scientist project that monitors the health of butterfly populations in Chicago Park District nature areas.
- learn to identify common butterflies likely to be found in our park system
- conduct at least six site visits between June and early August
- spend 20 to 30 minutes walking the route during each visit
- submit data sheets at the end of the season, which are then added to the butterfly database
- attend a butterfly monitoring workshop held in the spring
Through analysis of the extensive database generated by citizen scientists, researchers are able to gain a greater knowledge of the butterfly species present in the Chicago park system. These results will assist land managers in more effective conservation of the city's butterflies.
|How to Join||
For information on how to join, please contact the Volunteer Stewardship Coordinator at (312) 742-4072.
The Chicago Park District will provide tools and supplies. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves.
|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||On a walk, run, On a hike|
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