2022 IBMN Annual Winter Gathering

2022 IBMN Annual Winter Gathering

Recommended for: All interested parties

It’s time again for our annual winter gathering on Saturday, February 26th. This year’s guest speaker Anna Walker.

Anna Walker is the Species Survival Officer for Invertebrate Pollinators at the Albuquerque BioPark. In this role, she works in partnership with the IUCN Species Survival Commission to assess the conservation status of insects on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. She has worked on projects involving moths in Hawai‘i, prairie butterflies, and North American fireflies. In addition to writing Red List assessments, Anna is involved in several community science initiatives that focus on understanding the local insect fauna. She is the director of the New Mexico Butterfly Monitoring Network and partners with the Western Firefly Project to document rare and understudied fireflies of the desert southwest.

Title: The Power of Community Science Data: An Important Tool for Species Conservation

In addition to our keynote we will present summaries of our activities from the 2021 monitoring season and Doug Taron will share his experiences from a recent trip to photograph butterflies of Alaska.

Date: Saturday, February 26th

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: This year’s gathering will take place virtually via zoom. Register for the event here.