The 2019 CVC Butterfly Blitz is underway!

Hello butterfly blitzers!

We had a wonderful kick off event at Riverwood on Saturday, and the blitz is officially on. Since Saturday we’ve had 21 observations made of 16 different species – way to go!

Whether you were able to join us on Saturday or not, we are looking forward to seeing your observations throughout the summer.

You might notice that the stats for the Butterfly Blitz project include observations made as early as April 15th of this year. We have used that starting date because we wanted to capture as much of the full butterfly season in our data as possible. But rest assured, when it comes to counting observations to tally numbers for prizes and awards at the end of the summer, we will only use data from June 22nd – August 24th.

Did someone say prizes? Yes – we will be handing out prizes for several different categories at our wrap up event on August 24th. This will include prizes for the participant with the most observations, the most species, the rarest species, and others. There will also be a lucky day prize – we will choose a day between June 22nd and August 24th, and anyone who makes an observation on that day will be entered into a draw for that prize. Stay tuned for more details on our wrap up event as the summer progresses.

In the meantime, there are a few ways you can help build our butterfly blitz community online. If you see an observation with picture that you really love or a find that you think is really neat, give it a ‘fave’ (top right, under the map) or leave a comment to let the observer know. If you have questions about how someone identified a species, leave a comment to ask your question and we’ll do our best to answer. And most importantly, get outside and start taking butterfly pictures!

Thanks, and happy butterflying!

Publicado por lltimms lltimms, 24 de junio de 2019

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