Would you be interested in helping protect one of our state’s most endangered butterflies?
Here’s a recent email from Robert Somes from the Endangered & Nongame Species Program:
Spring is here. I have been checking the blog and things look busy down south. We are looking to get a really good survey effort in for frosted elfin this year and would really like to get a handle on our remaining populations. We would like to better target habitat management that would benefit butterflies. I see you received your first record for frosted elfin. We would like to get folks out to Beaver Swamp, Woodbine Airport and any of the other elfin sites that people are aware of to see where the species stands this year. A lot of the older populations out towards Millville appear to have winked out. Let me know if anyone is interested in targeting some areas for us this upcoming season. It would be greatly appreciated and I could forward some maps around. Every bit of data helps and between the South Jersey Butterfly Log and North Jersey’s NABA Club we really are able to collect a lot of data on our State’s butterfly species. Take care.
New Jersey Divison of Fish and Wildlife
Endangered and Nongame Species Program
1 Eldridge Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
RS’s email: Robert.Somes@dep.state.nj.us
Let him know if you can help!