Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network
|Where||Florida United States|
The Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network helps protect the state's dwindling butterfly populations. Its success depends on trained citizen scientists and staff members to collect and submit data from direct observations at various sites across Florida, something a small number of scientists could never easily achieve. The techniques are easy to learn and the field work fun to do.
All participants receive classroom and field training and conduct at least six site-monitoring visits each year. The data collected will be used to assess the distribution and population trends of both common and imperiled species. This information will help researchers develop appropriate species conservation and management strategies. In doing so, the program directly addresses the core strategic goal of Florida's Wildlife Legacy Initiative: to "prevent wildlife from becoming endangered and to keep common species common."
As a citizen scientist, you will help researchers and land managers to:
- Facilitate strategic conservation planning
Every participant matters. The data you collect matters. By participating, you are helping conserve Florida's butterfly populations.
Contact Information: Dr. Jaret Daniels email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|How to Join||
For more information on the program or to join the Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network, please contact Jaret Daniels at email@example.com. Please be sure to put "Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network" in the subject line of the email.
All necessary training materials and field data sheets are available at http://www.flbutterflies.net/education.jsp.
Additional field equipment that participants may find useful includes:
- A butterfly field identification guide
|Ideal Age Group||Adults|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||On a walk, run, On a hike|
|Tags||butterflies, butterflies and months of north america, butterfly|
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