Northern San Juan • Entered by CARRIE KRICKBAUM on September 21, 2022

butterfly monitoring

May 1, 2022 – August 31, 2022

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 1.5
Post Admin hours 2.5
Activity Hours 4
Participants 3
Total Hours 16

Key Issue: Climate Change
Activity Type: Stewardship (monitoring, sampling, planting, etc.)

Measurable Outcomes

Outcome 1: Wildlife monitored (2 sites/plots)

Short Description of Activity

We monitored two routes in Ridgway State Park for the Colorado Butterfly Monitoring Network for a total of 16 hours. We hope to expand and create routes outside the park to monitor butterflies next year. Butterflies are a great indicator species and tell us how the environment is doing.


Whether we see butterflies or not, it’s still data!


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Photo Captions

Purplish Copper butterfly