Get InvolvedContact info
Please contact either Dr. Patrick or Stacy McNulty if you are:
- a researcher willing to submit spatially referenced data on the occurrence of any species to the Adirondack ATBI database
- a volunteer wanting to get involved in ATBI
Stacy McNulty, Ecologist
Adirondack Ecological Center
SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry
6312 Route 28N
Newcomb, New York 12852
David Patrick, Ph.D.
Center for Adirondack Biodiversity
Paul Smith's College
Routes 86 and 30
Paul Smiths, New York 12970
Partnership with Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
What are the benefits of this partnership?
- allows citizen scientists to submit documented butterfly and moth sightings online
- sightings will become part of the Adirondack ATBI database and the international BAMONA database
- contributed sightings will help increase the accuracy of butterfly and moth checklists for all counties in the Adirondack Park
What information is required for a 'documented sighting'?
- a BAMONA account that contains your contact information
- date of sighting
- exact location of sighting (address or town name, county)
- digital, close-up photograph of butterfly or moth
Species identification of the butterfly or moth is not required, although a species name can be submitted with the sighting.
Each sighting is reviewed by an expert who will identify the species. A BAMONA
found under the 'about' tab on their website. You can return to the BAMONA site to
check the identification status of your submissions and see your photograph(s).
How do I submit a sighting?
- The BAMONA sightings portal can be found here. The first time you visit, you'll be prompted to set up an account. Subsequently, you can login at this same site.
- The sightings form is easy to understand and required information is marked with an asterisk. The photo can be uploaded from your computer. After entering the
address of your sighting, a map widget will allow you to indicate the exact geographic location. Under 'partner projects', select Adirondack ATBI. Click the save button when you finish.
This project is a survey of wild silkmoths, including the Luna moth,
Polyphemus moth and others. Citizen scientists are encouraged
to submit sightings of these moths at the Project Silkmoth website. These sightings will become part of the Adirondack ATBI database.