Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
Cerro Pelón, State of Mexico
○● Collaboration between Rob Mackay (University of Hull), Pablo Jaramillo (Universidad Autónoma de México), the Forestry Service, Arborists' training program 'Trees and their people', Morelia, David Blink (College of the Sisquiyous, USA), SC
○● Live solar powered stream (from 2017) in the mountains above Morelia, the butterflies' main Winter roosting place.
○● Design and build by SC with custom preamps + remote support.
○● Catalyzed interest in the Monarch butterfly network. Art science 'community of inquiry' <) bird ID links on the soundmap
○● Citizen science pilot to link key points in the butterflies' migration routes from Mexico to Canada, with collaborations across disciplines and borders to conserve a charismatic indicator species.
○● Currently installing at Point Pelee, CAN and Virginia, USA; planning to upgrade Cerro Pelón in January 2020.