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Winter Gathering 2024

Mark your calendars! Our 2024 Winter Gathering will be held on Saturday, March 9th from 9:30am to noon. We are offering two ways to attend this year: in person at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum or virtually via Zoom!

Join us for our annual chance to meet and greet with other monitors, see how the program is going, and learn more about how our data are being used. This year’s guest speaker is Leslie Ries, assistant professor at Georgetown University who is currently doing a rotation at the National Science Foundation. Leslie was instrumental in setting up PollardBase and continues to be active in overseeing the national database. She will be talking about how are data are being used, including presenting information about an upcoming scientific paper that uses IBMN data.

Register for the event here.

2019 Winter Workshop

The 28th annual IBMN workshop will take place Saturday, March 9th, at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago. The keynote speaker this year is Tom Velat, Ecology Coordinator at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. His talk is titled Baltimore Checkerpsots Are Remarkable! A Detailed Look at the Population Demographics and Management of an Iconic Butterfly in DuPage County, Illinois.


For more details visit the Upcoming Events page.

Additional Training Session Added – DuPage County

There are three sessions remaining. If you would like to get started as a butterfly monitor for the 2018 field season you still have plenty of time to get involved! Two sessions are to be held in Cook County with the final session for the season in DuPage County on May 5th. Deadline to register for the final session is Friday, April 27th. Please check out the training workshops page for more details.

Thank you,

Allen