Posted June 12, 2016 12:15 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Lincoln, NE -(AmmoLand.com)- Become a citizen scientist and help professionals learn more about two Nebraska butterfly species in decline – the monarch and the regal fritillary.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is seeking help from the public in two surveys to measure the abundance and range of these butterflies in Nebraska. More information on these surveys, as well as instructions on how to participate, are available on our website at OutdoorNebraska.org/ButterflySurvey.

The Commission will host survey training at Nine Mile Prairie just west of Lincoln on June 16 and June 18. At these 10 a.m. sessions, volunteers will learn how to record their observations of these butterflies. Meet in the parking lot off West Fletcher Avenue. For directions, visit snr.unl.edu and then search for Nine Mile Prairie.

The monarch may be one of the most well-known butterflies in the world, but the migrating population that covers much of the United States has declined 90 percent in the last 20 years. Although this insect weighs less than a gram, it makes long-distance migrations to Mexico every year to escape the freezing winter temperatures.

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