Iowa Butterfly Survey Network

The Iowa Butterfly Survey Network (IBSN) is located at Reiman Gardens with the ultimate goal of educating Iowans about butterflies, while at the same time encouraging people to take an active role in conservation. To that end IBSN conducts research using volunteer citizen scientists of all skill levels to collect data for yearly population surveys of butterfly species in the state of Iowa. Volunteers are trained in survey techniques specifically developed for butterflies.

Snapshot

Coordinator: Brockman, Nathan
Program Started: 2007
Institution Type: Academic Institution
Data Availability: Contact Nathan Brockman for Data Requests
Species Focus: All butterfly species

Protocol

Protocol Type: Restricted search, Pollard
Data Type(s): Abundance
Survey Focus: Adults
Incidental Data Collected: Weather
Visit Frequency: Biweekly