iNaturalist update

March 1st 2021 to October 31st 2021

Hello Rangers and Community Scientists!
Here are the numbers so far: Dates considered March 1st 2021 to October 31st 2021

  • We have 102 members
  • with 8 butterflies in total
  • 6 Cabbage Whites
  • 2 margined Whites

For all of the observations in B.C. for the same period we are seeing the Mourning Cloak has the highest count out of 180 Observations.

For all of the observations in B.C. for the same period we are seeing the Mourning Cloak has the highest count out of 180 Observations.

Fun Fact: did you know the Mourning Cloak can ‘play dead’? As per Canadian Wildlife Federation:

another interesting characteristic of the Mourning Cloak is that when they are unable to fly away from a potential predator, as when they first emerge in the spring, these butterflies play dead!

Also – lucky person in Osoyoos who spotted a beautiful Two-Tailed Swallowtail!

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