We hope you are all enjoying this wonderful early spring weather and feeling healthy and happy. We wanted to take a minute and update you on what we’ve been doing during the pandemic, and what we are up to for 2022.
While we have not had many public events since 2020, we have still been doing work to support the insects of Nevada. We have been lucky enough to complete butterfly surveys for the Nevada Division of Natural Heritage, updating the status of endemic butterfly taxa across the state. We are excited to be doing what we consider very important work to help understand what effects development, climate change, and other stressors are having on our state’s imperiled butterfly populations. In 2019 and 2020 we were in the White Mountains of Esmeralda County, and in 2021 we visited many locations throughout most of northwest Nevada.
We will be continuing these surveys in 2022, and so are not taking on classroom outreach events through at least this summer. We have a planned training for our Nevada Butterfly Monitoring Network in May, so you can look here for updates on that coming soon. If you have questions about other events or about our survey efforts, please email us at info[at]nevadabugs[dot]org. Thank you very much and we hope to see you out in the field this summer!