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Organization of biological Field Station

Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard weed. We share your findings with scientific data repositories like theĀ Global Biodiversity Information Facility to help scientists find and use your data. All you have to do is observe, record, and share.

Utah Lake Field Station

Wildlife survey being conducted to assess the plants and animals currently living here in order to plan for

  • Eradication of invasive species

  • Identification of all potential threats and possible solutions in partnership with state agencies

  • Access to the lake for boating and leisure

Save the Monarchs

The Problem:

  • Monarch butterflies only lay their eggs on milkweed. Due to development and spraying, a large percentage of the milkweed they need has disappeared.

  • The number of pollinating flowers available for them to feed on has dramatically decreased.

How You Can Help:

  • Plant Milkweed (sold in the museum gift shop in summer).

  • Reduce the amount of pesticides in your yard.

  • Plant pollinating flowers.

  • Hatch and release Monarchs.

Save the Kestrels

The Problem:

  • Loss of habitat

  • Rodent poisons being carried back to nests and killing fledgling

How You Can Help:

  • Build and put up nesting boxes

  • Stop using poisons to control rodents and use traps instead

  • Monitor fledglings

  • Band Kestrels

  • Monitor Nests