There's good news and bad news at Butterflies and Moths of North America this summer. The good news is that we are getting lots of traffic to the site, and many users are submitting and reviewing sightings. Hooray!
Moths’ vital role as nature’s often unheralded nighttime pollinators will be spotlighted during the 8th Annual National Moth Week, July 20-28.
National Moth Week (NMW) invites moth enthusiasts – a.k.a. “moth-ers” – of all ages and abilities to participate in this worldwide citizen science project that literally shines a light on moths, their beauty, ecological diversity and critical role in the natural world
Pollinator Week is quickly approaching! Visit https://www.pollinator.org/pollinator-week to learn more about how to get involved.
Monarch Watch and their partner nurseries are accepting applications for free milkweed seedlings for habitat restoration projects located in the Monarch Milkweed Corridor. This includes most of the eastern half of the United States. Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana are not included in the grant at this time. Only certain portions of Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia are included. Learn more at MonarchWatch.
Pollinator Partnership (P2) seeks to hire motivated and detail-oriented Project Wingspan State Coordinators in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The Project Wingspan State Coordinators will provide programmatic support for Project Wingspan: Landscape Enhancement for Imperiled Pollinators of the Midwest (PW), a collaborative pollinator habitat initiative with numerous partners across an 8 state region.
The Fund currently has an online application period open for its Fall 2018 Seed A Legacy program. This program offers free pollinator seed mixtures for projects in an 11-state region. Applications are open for private, public and corporate lands that are a minimum of 2.0 acres in size or larger. The Fall 2018 program application period is open until August 31 with an online application process.
Instructor Jason Dombroskie will teach Microlepidoptera: Collection, Preparation, Dissection, Identification, and Natural History this summer at the Eagle Hill Institute.
The island marble (Euchloe ausonides insulanus) is one of the rarest butterflies in America. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today that the butterfly warrants protection as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.
The Pollinator Partnership is looking to hire a motivated and detail-oriented Monarch Habitat Coordinator for the Eastern Broadleaf Forest Region. The Monarch Habitat Coordinator will provide programmatic support for Monarch Wings Across Eastern Broadleaf Forest, a collaborative monarch habitat initiative with numerous partners across a 5 state region.
MWAEBF is a multi-component project to address the alarming decline in monarchs and the fragmentation of the annual migration through seed collection, technical training, and long-term habitat establishment.