eButterfly is an essential tool for butterfly enthusiasts just like a net or a camera. It organizes, stores and shares your butterfly sightings and photos. You like butterflies, you watch butterflies, you take photos of butterflies, or you collect butterflies. However, your information on when and where you saw all these butterflies is not as organized as you would like. You would like to know where you can see an eastern tailed blue next week. You would like to know how many monarchs have been seen in Arizona this winter. You want to show off that superlative photo of Speyeria idalia to your friends at a barbeque. You can now do this with eButterfly. eButterfly offers this for you from any device with internet access: computers, tablets and phones. Maybe even Google glass, we haven’t tried yet!
eButterfly increases in value as more folks participate. It serves as a central repository for butterfly observations, checklists and photos across North America. As the data grows, citizen scientists, professional scientists, educators, and land managers can use the information to learn more about butterflies, to explore science and conservation and to make decisions effecting the abundance, distribution and persistence of our insect friends.