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‘No one looking’, so citizen scientist fills the gap

An avid citizen scientist, Mark Olivier, after having recorded and documented over 1,000 bird sightings has found another niche -- butterflies. The era of citizen science has flourished with the advent of the Internet, partly because it provides a platform for bird watchers and outdoor enthusiast to share their sightings, said Olivier. Sault Naturalists have engaged in Internet reporting for years. Finding himself one of many in the field of birders, the passionate photographer sought a new interest and from this came his evolution to butterfly watching.

Read the rest of the story at SaultThisWeek.com. 

Posted on September 03, 2015 11:34 PM by kpmcfarland kpmcfarland | 3 comments | Leave a comment

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