Citizen Science: Spot and Record Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly Larvae

BC Parks has put a call out for volunteers to spot and record butterfly larvae at Helliwell Park on Hornby Island. In particular, the little black Taylor’s checkerspot larvae on the plantain plants that they love to feed on. If interested, you can walk along the trails during the warm sunny days of March and April. Start at the trailhead, do a loop, and take a picture if you spot the larvae within one meter of the trail. Please note the time you start, and the time you finish the observation. Observations can be sent to Jennifer Heron at