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07 de abril de 2021

Join the West Virginia White Watch!

Spring is changing. The snow is melting earlier, wildflowers are blooming sooner, and trees are leafing out faster. How are West Virginia White butterflies faring? Help us monitor them. During spring, find a patch of rich, hardwood forest, count all the butterflies you find, and report them to eButterfly. Even if you don’t find any butterflies, zeros are important to report too! Can you break the early or late record for a West Virginia White sighting? Who will have the highest count? Can we find them in places they’ve never been recorded? We can’t wait to find out! Learn how at

Publicado el 07 de abril de 2021 a las 05:51 PM por kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

21 de abril de 2021

Join the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas!

Did you know that there are 42 species of lady beetle that have been recorded in the state of Vermont? Of these species, 35 are native! Sadly, many native lady beetle species have been in decline across North America, thought to be caused by a combination of land use change and the introduction of non-native lady beetle species.

In Vermont, we do not have many data on Vermont's modern lady beetle fauna. Additionally, 12 of our native species have not been seen in over 40 years - are they extirpated (extinct) in Vermont, or do they still exist in small populations? The VAL team has started the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas and the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas on iNaturalist to answer these questions and more. Join us in our search!

How you can help:

Please reach out to Julia Pupko ( or Kent McFarland ( with any questions!

Publicado el 21 de abril de 2021 a las 03:46 PM por jpupko jpupko | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario