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eButterfly

Main Project Information
Presented By Montreal Insectarium
Goal Help document butterfly distribution in Canada.
Task Report butterfly sightings.
Where Canada
United States of America
Description

A real-time, online checklist and photo storage program, e-Butterfly is providing a new way for the butterfly community to report, organize and access information about butterflies in North America. Launched in 2011, e-Butterfly provides rich data sources for basic information on butterfly abundance, distribution, and phenology at a variety of spatial and temporal scales across North America.

e-Butterfly is maximizing the utility and accessibility of the vast numbers of butterfly observations, photographs, and collections made each year by recreational and professional butterfly enthusiasts. With your help, we will amass one of the largest and fastest growing insect data resources to inform our understanding of ecological and agricultural systems in North America.

Through time, each participant, each observation, each checklist, and each verification builds the database. eButterfly then shares this treasure trove of butterfly data with a global community of citizen scientists, educators, lepidopterists, conservationists, and land managers. In time, this information will become the foundation for a better understanding of butterfly distribution and population trends across North America and beyond.

Please direct questions to http://ebutterfly.desk.com/customer/portal/emails/new

How to Join

Register online at http://www.e-butterfly.org/ebutterflyapp/#/user/signup to create a user profile and start documenting butterflies!

Project Timing year-round, annually
Website http://www.e-butterfly.org/contents/discover-ebutterfly/?portal=ebutterfly
Social Media
Special Skills none
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 An hour or so
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a hike, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At home, At the beach, In the car
Training Materials http://ebutterfly.desk.com/
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags biodiversity, butterflies, butterfly, checklists, citizen science, climate change, conservation, database, entomology, monitoring, research
Project Updated 04/21/2017