Outside Science (inside parks): Island Marble Butterfly

The Outside Science (inside parks) series shares stories of crucial, creative science. Each episode, produced in collaboration with Colorado State University, highlights the many ways young people are getting involved in science in parks. Part citizen science, part education, these videos cover topics such as sea turtles and light pollution, toxic algal blooms, and mercury levels in dragonfly larvae. Watch this and all the previous episodes on the Explore Nature website.
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Duration:
3 minutes, 42 seconds

What happens to a rare butterfly when their favorite plants lose habitat? They move to a national park of course! Follow us to San Juan Island National Historic Park where we study the Island Marble butterfly.

Filmed and edited by Jesse Grace, Colorado State University.

Last updated: November 14, 2018