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Forest Preserve Hosts Butterfly Monitor Training at Sugar Creek



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The Forest Preserve District will host an Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network (IBMN) training session from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at Sugar Creek Administration Center.

Training is required by the network before volunteers can submit their data to the organization. During the training at Sugar Creek, attendees will learn about potential monitoring sites available in Will County forest preserves, and they also will be given instructions on how to go about monitoring.

IBMN enlists citizens to gather quantitative data on butterfly populations. The agency’s goal is to provide a standardized protocol for collecting data that allows land managers to evaluate long-term trends.

Program participants will monitor an assigned site six to eight times between Memorial Day weekend and August 8. They will conduct a 1-2 hour survey during each visit and then submit their data online to IBMN.

To register for the training session, email volunteer supervisor Renee Gauchat at rgauchat@fpdwc.org or call 815.722.7364. Drop-ins are welcome, but training materials may not be available for those who do not preregister.

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