5/3 at 6 pm – “How iNaturalist is Revolutionizing Butterfly Watching” by Neil Bjorklund

A video of this meeting is available at: https://youtu.be/VOrW2SzWiKU

Neil Bjorklund April 2023 Blog


iNaturalist.org has become one of the world’s largest collections of citizen science and photo-documented sightings of wild, living organisms. It has grown rapidly in recent years, and with over 22,000 butterfly sightings now recorded in Oregon, it holds a treasure trove of information you can use to enhance your nature passions! Neil will demonstrate how to use iNat with a live presentation. And of course you’ll be seeing many of Neil’s fabulous butterfly photos and hearing his stories from the field!

We’ll also look forward to participation from our friends from NABA Oregon!

Neil Björklund is a native Oregonian who has been watching Oregon’s butterflies for more than 40 years and photographing them for nearly as long. He created the comprehensive website on Oregon butterflies www.butterfliesoforegon.com, which features several hundred of his photos of live butterflies. His photographs have also appeared in newspapers, galleries, and magazines, and many are featured in the the Pocket Guide to Butterflies of Lane County. Recently, his photo of Oregon’s State Butterfly, the Oregon Swallowtail, was featured in the new edition of the Oregon Bluebook, the official booklet of information on the State of Oregon.