Butterfly Transects Volunteers record butterflies observed and plant species in flower along a 1-km transect. Transects have been established in nine of the most beautiful subalpine meadows in the Cascades. Volunteers work in pairs and must learn to recognize species as they fly by. One volunteer must be proficient in identification while the other records and learns the species. Hikes to the transects often are 4-6 miles (one way) with an elevation gain of 1,000 to 3,000'. Training begins in mid-July.
Photo Inventories Volunteers are requested to take photos of butterflies when they hike and post their photographs to the Butterflies and Moths of North America website (http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/). Create a logon and then upload your photo to the Cascade Butterfly Project section.
Contact Please call or e-mail Regina Rochefort (Regina_Rochefort@nps.gov/360-854-7202) for additional information on these citizen-science opportunities.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Camp Sites Description: Housing will not be provided but North Cascades National Park offers front- and backcountry camping near survey areas.