Join us for the New Hampshire Butterfly Monitoring Trainings!
New Hampshire Audubon is excited to partner with New Hampshire Fish and Game (NHFG) to collect long-term data on butterflies in the Concord region and beyond. Sightings will provide valuable data on how species ranges are changing over time. Your data will help support butterfly conservation across the state.
This partnership group will host a series of butterfly ID trainings over the next few months – both online and in the field. Butterfly experts from across the state will be our guides. This is an amazing opportunity to learn and participate in butterfly conservation.
During the series you will receive information about future training webinars and field days that will be offered in your area, including Butterfly Surveys that will take place at 6 locations across the state. The online and field sessions will provide you with an eye-opening experience to connect with species you may not have noticed in the past. No matter what your skill level is, you are welcome to join us. Together we can help track New Hampshire’s butterflies and make a difference in their conservation.
Online training sessions are scheduled for the following dates:
February 22 at 6:30pm: Mark Ellingwood will provide basic information on butterfly biology and introduce us to some of the more common species you may see in your neighborhoods. Sign up for this webinar on Nature Groupie.
March 22 at 6:30pm: Heidi Holman will dive into the orange and black butterflies such as the fritillaries and checkerspots. Sign up for this webinar on the NH Audubon website.
April 5 at 6:30pm: Rick Van de Poll will wrap up the four-part webinar training series with some of the more challenging species including the browns and skippers. Sign up for this presentation.
Questions? Please contact Diane De Luca.