Adventure Scientists current campaign is pollinators. They are interested mostly in the Rocky Mountain area but I signed up (and was accepted!) to collect butterfly and butterfly habitat observations using iNaturalist in the Badlands Wilderness area. I have to complete an online training which I will do in the next week.
In reviewing my observations from the field study area, I don't see any butterflies. The only arthropods I've observed are garden spiders and tumblebugs. I am excited to try my hand at this and contribute to body of knowledge about butterflies.
|Swallowtail caterpillar. Not taken in the Badlands but I will be on the lookout.|