Journal archives for February 2020

February 01, 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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February 12, 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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February 14, 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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February 26, 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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February 28, 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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