Times of day
A few hours per month
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
Fiscalini Ranch Preserve
Are you concerned about the decline of monarch butterflies? Can you give a few hours a month this fall and winter to help them? We need 2-4 volunteers to monitor the conditions at a site where monarchs spend the winter. We will use the information gathered to improve the conditions so the monarchs are better protected and more likely to survive winter storms. Volunteers will be trained to collect information such as temperature, humidity, light and windspeed at two overwintering sites located in Cambria. They will then be responsible for visiting the groves twice a month to record data for 2-3 hours from October through February. One visit will occur in the morning (8:00 am) and the other in the afternoon (2:00 pm).
This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in making a difference by being a part of a citizen science project. It is also an excellent opportunity for students interested in gaining field experience in the natural sciences. Volunteers can optionally learn to count monarch butterflies as well, and be part of the official Thanksgiving Counts that monitor fluctuations in monarch populations throughout California.
Applicants must be self-directed, reliable, precise, thorough and tolerant of working in an environment with poison oak. If interested, contact Holly at 805-239-3928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How To Apply
Contact Holly Sletteland at email@example.com or 805-239-3928. Describe your interest and any relevant experience.