Hundreds of Alabamians have come together to create this initial offering of the Alabama Butterfly Atlas. The following acknowledgements recognize their work to create a foundation for the continuing study of our state's butterflies.
2017 ABA Committee
Committee members are volunteers who work to design, develop, fund, and oversee the ABA.
Sara Bright: Project Manager, Treasurer, Fundraiser, Steering Committee
Vitaly Charny: Data Coordinator, Steering Committee
Dr. Grant Gentry (Samford University): At large
Dr. W. Mike Howell (emeritus, Samford University): Author of ABA Skipper Accounts, Data Compiler 2016, Grant Writer, Steering Committee
Paulette Haywood Ogard: Author of ABA True Butterfly Accounts, Plant Editor, Grant Writer, Steering Committee
Dr. Andrew Rindsberg (University of West Alabama): Historian, Grant Writer
The ABA's flight charts, county maps, sightings bar graphs, and abundance calendars are derived from data submitted by volunteers.
More than 100 people have contributed their field records. Some submitted a single sighting; others are regular contributors. Vitaly Charny made 1000+ field trips dedicated to butterfly counts.
Compiler 2017: David Dodd
These talented photographers have contributed their work to make the ABA come alive!
Diane Howell Coffee
W. Mike Howell
Mary Jane Krotzer: Photo Editor 2016
Duane A. Miller
Lisa M. Reid
The ABA is funded soley through donations. Each contribution and each contributor is important to the project. Thank you for your generosity! Our financial contributors include:
more than 40 individuals across the state;
neighborhood garden clubs;
Alabama Master Gardeners county associations;
Legacy: Partners in Environmental Education;
The Solon and Martha Dixon Foundation.
In every large project, there are people whose contributions were invaluable. We appreciate each of you!