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.
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.
Butterfly Conservation's Eighth International Symposium is to be held at Southampton University, from the 6th to 8th April 2018 on the theme: The ecology and conservation of butterflies and moths.
The 2017 Meeting of the Lepidopterists' Society will be held July 30-August 1 at the University of Arizona. Visit the website for more information: https://www.lepsoc.org/content/annual-meeting.
We are continuing our furious development pace as we work on the next version of the BAMONA website and underlying database. This enormous endeavor involves thousands of hours of unpaid work. The result will be an entirely responsive version of the BAMONA website, including the sighting submission and review process. We look forward to unveiling the new system and introducing users to new features.
Because two of us handle all of the development work on top of other project duties, communications via email have been slow. Sorry for the inconvenience! We are focusing on getting the system ready for a stable launch, and then we will dig out of emails.
If you like what we do and want to show your thanks, please consider making a contribution to our PayPal account: https://www.paypal.me/BAMONA.
With cooler temps approaching this Fall, it’s a great time to get outside and hike a trail. And if you live in the Piedmont of the Carolinas or Georgia, there is a new field guide that can help you identify common organisms you may see as you hike. The Field Guide to the Southern Piedmont is a picture-based identification guide to over 700 Piedmont species. It includes common animals, plants, fungi, animal tracks, skulls and bones, rocks, minerals, nature sounds, and even slime molds. The field guide is a free eBook intended to help the general public easily identify and learn about common organisms. The picture for most species is hyperlinked to a reputable website with natural history information. The field guide can be downloaded for free to any electronic device from www.uscupstate.edu/fieldguide.
The Lepidopterists' Society 2016 Annual Meeting will take place July 6-10 at The Nature Place near Florissant, in the mountains west of Pikes Peak, Colorado. Optional field trips will be held July 11-13.
Find complete information about the event on The Lepidopterists' Society website.
It is National Pollinator Week! Events are taking place across the US and its territories. Find out more.
We are working on a new version of the Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) website and underlying database, with plans for a 2016 release. The site will be responsive (mobile-friendly) and have other improvements.
Due to limitations of the existing technology, we recently had to replace the Google map base layer with a layer from Open Street Map. When the new BAMONA site is launched, we will be able offer better maps again.
We apologize for the inconvenience.