BARCODING LIFE IN JASPER NATIONAL PARK

A White-tailed blue butterfly at Pyramid Lake Photo: Jay Cossey

Photographer Jay Cossey sprints away from me with his butterfly net, deftly swinging it in a long arc above his head. He successfully captures a medium-sized, chocolate-brown butterfly with navy-blue eyespots. As he delicately teases it out of the net, he and Collections Technician Jill Smith decide whether or not they have the species in their collection already. They are careful to take only what they need. Read Full Article.