2015 BioBlitz - Butterflies at the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

A BioBlitz is an all-day event to count and name Butterfly species sites within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. Scientists and trained volunteers, lead the BioBlitz with the general public participating as “citizen-scientists.”

Objectives of the BioBlitz are to increase public awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of nature and science in the Monument; provide an opportunity for public interaction with scientists; and generate a partial list of butterfly species in the Monument.

On Saturday, June 6th, the Friends and fellow Citizen Scientists were joined by the following butterfly experts who come from near and far to participate catalog butterflies within the Monument. Over 120 species of butterflies were successfully spotted and identified, contributing to the ever growing understanding of the complexity of biodiversity found at Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. 

Many of these experts have been involved in past BioBlitz events, are professional or self-trained Naturalists, conduct current/past Entomology research or surveys, or enjoy the benefits of pollination in their gardens, while all have a keen interest in and knowledge of butterflies!

 

Kathleen Donham

Dana Ross

Jherime Kellermann

David Hagen

Lois Hagen

Lori Humphreys

John Villella

Joseph Smith

 

Banner image: KReynolds photo.

 Peter schroeder, 2015 Bioblitz coordinator (2nd Right) stands with Research Team Leaders and Citizen Scientists. TPD Photo 2015

Peter schroeder, 2015 Bioblitz coordinator (2nd Right) stands with Research Team Leaders and Citizen Scientists. TPD Photo 2015

Thanks to 2015 BioBlitz Sponsors!

2015 BioBlitz Sponsors
2015 BioBlitz