Butterflies in My Backyard (BIMBY) — The Great B.C. Butterfly Search report
In 2022, 345 volunteers joined the Butterflies in My Backyard citizen science project. This collaboration between scientists and volunteers made significant contributions to science and to communities in B.C. The BIMBY community helped researchers collect data and share knowledge among each other and the people who visit the BIMBY project on iNaturalist.
The 2022 BIMBY season saw seekers documenting 118 butterfly species throughout B.C. But some walked and looked but did not find the butterflies they expected.
We are in the midst of a climate and biodiversity emergency, which is bad news for nature and the species that depend on it. We’re one of those species, so it’s time for everyone to get involved. Every action we take contributes to resolving our environmental challenges. Kudos to all BIMBY seekers, iNaturalist identifiers and the BIMBY work committee for bringing this work forward.
Butterflies in My Backyard Report — Twenty thousand reasons to celebrate
More than 500 B.C. residents signed up to participate in BIMBY this year. They took part in online training sessions on how to photograph butterflies in their communities and submit them to the iNaturalist platform. Dozens of participants also documented the plants butterflies interacted with, making more than 4,000 plant and butterfly submissions.