The Alabama Butterfly Atlas needs your help! (9 beautiful images)

Birmingham Alabama

The Alabama Butterfly Atlas needs you!

Birmingham Alabama
Diana Fritillary- photo by Sara Bright

Have you seen some butterflies lately, if so please help the Alabama Butterfly Atlas by reporting butterflies that you see.

Special to Bham Now –  below are recent butterfly photos and a special message from Sara Bright, renown butterfly photographer and co-author of the book “Butterflies of Alabama: Glimpes into Their Lives”   about the Alabama Butterfly Atlas.

Message from Sara Bright:

“It’s a great time of year to get outside and see some of Alabama’s beautiful, diverse butterflies.  My fellow co-author of Butterflies of Alabama : Glimpses Into Their Lives Paulette Ogard and I have taken the opportunity lately!  We hope you will report butterflies that you see around Alabama to the Alabama Butterfly Atlas.

We are gathering as much information as possible for each species in our state.  By simply reporting butterflies that you see, a day hike or picnic can transform into a contribution to Alabama butterfly education and conservation!”

To learn more about how you can participate, check out the April 19th story by Bham Now on the newly launched Atlas – The Alabama Butterfly Atlas website was launched today and it is beautiful.

Now, for a little encouragement, here are some stunning photos by Sara Bright of butterflies taken this month in Alabama.

Enjoy!
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Red Admiral – photo by Sara Bright
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American Lady – photo by Sara Bright
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Coral Hairstreak – photo by Sara Bright
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Eastern Tailed -Blue – photo by Sara Bright
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Zebra Swallowtail – photo by Sara Bright
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Pipevine Swallowtail – photo by Sara Bright
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Cloudless Sulphur – photo by Sara Bright
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Pearl Crescent – photo by Sara Bright

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.