Why Does It Matter?

Insects are responsible for around 85% of the critical pollination of plants. Without them a cascade of events happens. The food we rely on slowly disappears, birds die of hunger, and biodiversity crashes. What can we do to help?

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New Mexico Butterfly Highlights for 2023

A lot of good butterfly stuff happened in 2023, thanks in large part to your efforts. Last month we celebrated Jeff Glassberg’s discovery of White-tufted Sootywing (Pholisora albicirrus), which is a new member of New Mexico’s butterfly fauna. Other naturalists generated two additional New Mexico state record butterflies in 2023. Observations for each were made public via iNaturalist and each provoked a substantial online conversation about the correct identity and the significance of the observation. Read on for details.

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