Today I helped out with a Wild Research workshop on the BC Butterfly Atlas and citizen science at UBC Botanical Garden. Here are a few of the memorable pics.
not a butterfly! An Arctiid moth!
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui, Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)
A White-crowned Sparrow sings his heart out!
A Halictid, likely in the genus Agapostemon.
It gets exciting!
Mourning Cloak (Nympahlis antiopa, Nympahidae)
Did I ever mention we have European Fire Ants (Myrmica rubra) in Vancouver now?