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27 de agosto de 2020

California Biodiversity Day 2020 - California Natural Resources Agency

This year, we are excited to have many partners joining us to host California Biodiversity Day events from September 5 to September 13. Please check out the events below to see how you can participate in celebrating California Biodiversity Day 2020!

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28 de julho de 2020

Participate in the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz & Reconnect with the Outdoors!

Join thousands of volunteers in Canada, Mexico and the United States, from July 24 to August 2, 2020 for the 4th annual International Monarch Monitoring Blitz (the Blitz). With limited ability to do field work due to COVID-19 restrictions, researchers need your observations now more than ever.

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07 de março de 2020

North American Butterfly Association Count


A North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Count will be on April 11, 2020 (weather permitting).
The count is centered at Salt Creek Recreational Center in Chula Vista (near Otay Lakes).

With an 8-mile radius, this area includes R. Jamul, SD National Wildlife Refuge (R. San Diego),
Sweetwater Reservoir, Sweetwater Regional Park, and Otay Region.

You can find this count on:

under: "Southwest San Diego County, CA"

If you or any of your friends are interested, please let me know by the end of March. Also, your level of expertise with butterflies so I can match experts with novices. No nets will be used,
just binoculars and lenses. This is the first time that a NABA count has been conducted in San Diego city limits in
a while (if ever), so it should be fun.
We will be meeting at Salt Creek Recreation Center in Chula Vista at 9am. All levels welcome from beginner to expert!

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28 de fevereiro de 2020

When the People Investigate: How Citizen Science has Transformed Research.

From saving monarch butterflies to documenting the climate crisis, citizen scientists are reshaping science -- and helping drive what questions are worth asking.

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26 de fevereiro de 2020

State Parks asks Californians to document monarch butterflies.

As the number of western monarch butterflies decreases, California State Parks is asking people to document where the butterflies are going.

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14 de fevereiro de 2020

Butterfly advocates ask for help tracking monarchs.

Those looking to participate in the challenge can submit photos through the Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper project on iNaturalist — a crowdsourcing naturalist app jointly sponsored by the California Academy of Science and National Geographic — or by emailing them to

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12 de fevereiro de 2020

Scientists look to public to help migratory monarch butterflies bounce back.

During the Western Monarch Mystery Challenge, which starts on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day, and runs through April 22, Earth Day, California residents are asked to report sightings of monarchs. The data they collect will give much-needed insight into the butterflies’ habitat needs during the spring months, so researchers can better target conservation efforts.

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01 de fevereiro de 2020

Beer-for-a-Butterfly Contest not over.

Art Shapiro, UC Davis distinguished professor of evolution and ecology who annually sponsors the contest in the three-county area of Sacramento, Solano and Yolo to determine the first flight of the cabbage white butterfly, sighted one last Thursday at the Putah Creek Nature Park, Winters, Yolo County, but did not collect it

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28 de janeiro de 2020

Beating the heat in the living wings of butterflies.

A new study from Columbia Engineering and Harvard identified the critical physiological importance of suitable temperatures for butterfly wings to function properly, and discovered that the insects exquisitely regulate their wing temperatures through both structural and behavioral adaptations.

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23 de janeiro de 2020

With No Sign of Monarch Rebound, Butterfly Experts and Enthusiasts Meet and Plan.

The monarch butterfly population on the West Coast has been trending downward since the 1980s, but early in 2019 the insects really made the news when numbers from annual Thanksgiving and New Year’s counts dropped below 30,000, the point at which scientists say the butterflies might not be able to recover.

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