Missouri Butterfly Monitoring Network Butterfly I.D. Class NEW
May 4, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Ridgway Visitor Center > Shoenberg Theater
Instructor: Tad Yankoski
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Calling all citizen scientists, naturalists, and butterfly lovers! Would you like to learn how to identify native butterfly species? Do you enjoy walking or hiking and want to join a program that helps scientists track native butterfly populations? Join us as Butterfly House entomologists teach about the Missouri Butterfly Monitoring Network, a citizen science program created to track butterfly populations in habitats such as prairies, wetlands, and glades and learn why monitoring these butterfly populations each summer is so important. Then we will look at the 25 most frequently encountered butterfly species in the St. Louis region and give detailed instructions for how to identify them and distinguish them from similar species. All experience levels are welcome, from beginner to expert. Enrollment in the Missouri Butterfly Monitoring Network at the end of the class is welcomed but not required.



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Free Free and open to the public. Registration required.

Learn how to identify and track native butterfly species.