Butterfly Walk with Wildlife Biologist Jessica Abbott

Join biologist Jessica Abbott and Bear Yuba Land Trust for a butterfly walk at the scenic Sierra Discovery Trail on the Bear River. Jessica, a local wildlife biologist with the Institute for Wildlife Studies, is studying how climate change will impact butterfly populations throughout California and Oregon. Come take a relaxed stroll around the one mile loop trail while catching and learning about local butterflies, as well as Jessica’s research. This is a great activity for kids! The Sierra Discovery Trail is accessible via a packed gravel path appropriate for people of diverse mobility levels.

Jessica is a wildlife biologist with over 12 years of research experience. She received her B.S. from North Carolina State University and her Ph.D. from University of California, Davis. She has worked on a variety of projects from coral and seagrass restoration in Indonesia, to studying rare butterflies, mammals, and amphibians.

Jessica works for the Institute for Wildlife Studies, a non-profit dedicated to conserving wildlife, habitats, and biodiversity. The Institute for Wildlife Studies is based out of Arcata, California, with ongoing research throughout the United States and internationally. Jessica currently manages a large-scale project studying how threatened and endangered species will be affected by climate change. The goal of the project is to figure out which species might need more conservation efforts in the future due to climate change.

Suggested Donation: $20, kids ages 12 and under FREE!

Registration required.
Registration closes at 9:00am ONE business day before the event, unless otherwise specified.
Space is limited. We encourage you to sign up early.

This Trek is Full.


Bad weather cancels this event.

BYLT events are not appropriate for dogs, unless specifically stated in the description.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Petersen at (530) 272-5994 x211 or laura@bylt.org