If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to experience an Adventure Scientists project firsthand in the field, here’s your chance.
Currently, our adventurous volunteers are hiking, biking, running, and climbing to alpine meadows across the western U.S. to catch, photograph, and release backcountry butterflies. These pollinators are indicators of overall biodiversity and will help forestry management throughout the region.
Michelle Toshack, project manager for our Conserving Biodiversity: Pollinators showed the world how it works during two Facebook LIVE videos from the mountains of Montana with National Geographic Travel and National Geographic Magazine this past Tuesday, August 7. (Each video lasts about 10 minutes.)
This is just one piece of Nat Geo’s outreach for the epic Yellowstone Live television event happening this week. The butterflies and wildflowers at the center of our work will bring viewers’ attention from the iconic bison, wolves, and geysers to the smaller things that make up the unique and awe-inspiring Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.