DuPage for Pollinators 2021: DuPage Monarch Project BioBlitz June 21 – 27
Celebrate pollinators by sharing your photos using iNaturalist June 21 – 27
Join us for the "DuPage for Pollinators 2021: DuPage Monarch Project" Bioblitz June 21 – 27
Pollinators are a vital component of our ecosystem, and an essential link to the world's food supply. The last 30 years has seen a steady decline of pollinators (such as bees, bats and butterflies) at an alarming rate of 30% annually — making it vital to take action to protect pollinators.
The DuPage Forest Preserve District and members of the DuPage Monarch Project invite nature fans to join the "DuPage for Pollinators Bioblitz" June 21 – 27 to help celebrate Pollinator Week and raise public awareness of these important animals.
To participate, simply take photos June 21 – 27 of any pollinators you see — hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, etc. — in a DuPage County forest preserve or park and upload them to the free iNaturalist app.
1. Download the iNaturalist app to your smartphone, and create an account. Make sure to let the app use your location so it can record where you take each photo.
2. When you’re ready, select “Observe” under the camera icon at the bottom, and snap your photo.
3. Select “Next” and then “Share.” Once your photo uploads, you’re done, or you can upload more!
Ecologists from the DuPage Monarch Project will be able to review your images and get a better idea of what's going on in wild DuPage!
Tutorials for how to use iNaturalist
Participate in one of the three free tutorials offered to learn more about how to input data into the iNaturalist app. Click the button below to register.
Saturday, June 12
10 – 11 a.m.
Thursday, June 17
7 – 8 p.m.
Friday, June 18
9 – 10 a.m.
Rusty patched bumble bee
Eastern tiger swallowtail
Mosquito (Photo by Andres bjurnemark Own Work CC-BY-SA-3-2)