Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network

The Florida Butterfly Monintoring Network seeks to promote and survey the health of butterfly populations throughout Florida. It brings together volunteers and scientists in a field-based conservation and education program targeting butterflies.


Coordinator: Daniels, Jaret
Program Date(s): 2003
Institution Type: Academic Institution
Species Focus: All butterfly species


Protocol Type: Restricted search, Pollard
Data Type(s): Abundance
Survey Focus: Adults
Incidental Data Collected: Weather
Visit Frequency: Monthly
Effort Tracking: Time spent monitoring each route is recorded.
Protocol Notes: A typical pollard protocol but with detections allowed up to 20 ft (~6m) on either side and in front of observer. Route length varies and contains multiple sections divided by habitat. All butterflies observed during each survey are recorded.