Doñana teems again with butterflies
Since 2007, from March to October, technicians from Doñana's Biodiversity Monitoring Group (ICTS-RBD) perform regular surveys of butterflies. The surveys are performed in five different study sites, designed to include Doñana's most characteristic habitat types: scrubland, wet grassland, pine forest and gallery forest.
These data are integrated into the Spanish Butterfly Network (BMS-Spain), of which the Doñana Biological Station is a founding partner, and the European Butterfly Monitoring Scheme (eBMS, https://butterfly-monitoring.net/es).
Butterflies are monitored in the two Andalusian National Parks: Doñana and Sierra Nevada. Building on the close collaboration between Doñana's ICTS-RBD and Sierra Nevada's Global Change Observatory, a field guide of Andalucia's most common butterfly species was recently published. If you are interested, you can download it in the following link: