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Removing this project at the end of August, 2016

Hi, Everyone.

The NHM Citizen Science Program has decided that we are not going to continue the Monarchs and Milkweed of Los Angeles project anymore. We will delete the project off iNaturalist on August 31, 2016.

Your observations will not be deleted off of iNaturalist. They just will no longer be part of this project.

The main reason for deleting the project is that we don't have a scientist on staff who is reviewing, analyzing, and using the data. When we created the project we thought we were getting a lepidopterist on staff, but it was a temporary assignment, and that scientist preferred to use e-butterfly instead.

We appreciate everyone's contributions to this project. I'll be adding your observations to our L.A. Nature Map so that monarchs and milkweed are represented in the project.
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Posted on August 12, 2016 06:08 PM by smartrf smartrf | 3 comments | Leave a comment
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The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) has begun studying our local urban environment to better understand the biodiversity that lives in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Part of this study includes knowing where local populations of monarch butterflies and milkweed plants are found.

Why are we including milkweed plants in our monarch study? Milkweed is a host plant for ...more ↓

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