Wildlife Wednesdays: Survey Bugs & Butterflies

Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) butterfly

The Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will be at the Verdi Library and Nature Center on Sunday, August 6th. Help researchers survey bugs and butterflies found along the Verdi Nature Trail. Become a citizen scientist and earn bragging rights with your friends!

What is a citizen scientist?  Often called community scientists, citizen scientists gather important data for researchers across the globe.  You don’t need a PhD to add to make important contributions to science, all you need is motivation! Using your five senses – taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing – you can experience nature and contribute your observations in a variety of ways. How do you think we learned about the migration routes of monarch butterflies? Community scientists got involved all over North America and tracked the monarch butterflies in their own backyards!

Discover bugs and butterflies in Nevada’s vast sagebrush ecosystem. Come out to Verdi Nature Center and be part of the survey.

Dress to be outside in whatever weather may come, bring sun protection, lots of water, snacks, and wear closed toe shoes. Please note that you may not have cell service at the preserve.  Be sure to stay hydrated… and have fun!

Sunday August 6th
11 a.m. – Noon

Verdi Library and Nature Center
270 Bridge St. Verdi, NV

Estimated drive time from Reno: 15 minutes

For more information call (775) 334-3808.

Korinna Domingo

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