UBI is a 501(c3)/509(a2) non-profit, community service organization that works with public and private partners who seek to increase biodiversity, beauty, and scientific awareness in their communities.


UBI has a number of exciting, on-going projects in Illinois

Get Involved

UBI needs your help! There are a number of ways that you can assist UBI in creating and promoting ecologically-functional, urban habitats.


100% of your tax-deductible donation will go to furthering our mission: to continue to beautify urban areas and increase environmental awareness by creating butterfly habitats and working to educate community members about nature and science.

Free Butterfly e-Guide

now available!


Butterfly Blitz 2020!

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© 2020 by Paul V. Switzer 


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