São Brás de Alportel is part of the Butterfly Census Route in Portugal
In continuity with the work carried out by the municipality of São Brás de Alportel, in promoting biodiversity, within which the Ribeira do Alportel Biodiversity Station was created, the São Brasã municipality recently embraced a new mission: the defense of the Butterflies.
São Brás de Alportel is part of the Butterfly Census Route in Portugal, an important contribution to the better knowledge and valorization of these insects.
In this context, the Environmental Interpretation and Education Center “Quinta do Peral” receives, next Saturday, March 7, a free training course on Butterfly Censuses in Portugal.
This action is aimed at the general public and anyone who is interested in voluntarily collaborating in the motorization of daytime butterflies in the country.
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During the morning the volunteers will be introduced to the Butterfly Census process, learn to identify the different species of butterflies and will have the opportunity to make a field trip.
For the afternoon there is a time for counting and identifying the butterflies found on the morning route that will be recorded on an initiative platform.
The Butterfly Censuses are a project of Tagis – Center for the Conservation of Butterflies of Portugal – which consists of regular counting of daytime butterflies on fixed routes following a standardized methodology,
This methodology is used throughout Europe and allows to generate a huge volume of data, thus detecting trends on the conservation status of butterflies and their habitats.
More info HERE.