Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge is seeking volunteer citizen scientists to join the monarch conservation effort. Monarch numbers have greatly declined in recent years. A nationwide effort is being implemented to help researchers understand monarch breeding sites and migratory paths. This information is necessary to manage conservation for these creatures and you can help with this!
Volunteer citizen scientists will monitor Refuge milkweed patches and look for signs of monarch butterfly presence. All training will be provided, including how to identify milkweed, monarch eggs, larvae, and adults; what data to collect; and how to submit the data.
Training will take place at the Deer Flat Visitor Center (date/time TBD). Actual monitoring time commitments are flexible / TBA.
Local residents are encouraged to keep an eye out for monarch butterflies anywhere in southwest Idaho and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any sightings. Photographs and tag readings are preferred.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 208-467-9278 or email@example.com for more information or to sign up as a citizen science volunteer.