Butterflies & Moths of North America
|Presented By||Butterfly and Moth Information Network|
|Goal||Build a high quality database of butterfly and moth occurrences|
|Task||Take and upload pictures of butterflies and moths near you.|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) is seeking individuals to submit their sightings of butterflies, moths, and caterpillars. 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 in real time 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.
BAMONA also provides free support to partners. Partner with BAMONA to build local or regional species checklists, to get secure data storage, or to set up a project-specific submission and review process. Or, let us know how we can work with you to create a customized solutions for browsing, searching, and visualizing your data. See http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/partner for details and links to partners.
|How to Join||
Learn how to get involved by sharing your sightings: http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/get-involved.
Experienced lepidopterists are also needed to get involved as regional coordinators. Go to http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/get-involved and learn how to share your expertise.
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors|
|Ideal Frequency||Per week|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||While fishing, On a hike, At home, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At night, At sports stadiums|
|Tags||butterflies, butterfly, data, database, data collection, data entry, data gathering, data visualization, identify butterflies, identify butterfly, identify caterpillar, identify insect, identify moth, identify moths, monarch butterfly, moth, moths, pollinator, pollinators, research, sighting, sightings|
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