Our Mission

The Michigan Butterfly Network seeks to assess the changing population status of our state’s butterfly species, evaluate the quality of Michigan ecosystems, and engage the Michigan public in significant citizen science research.

Log Your Hours! 
Volunteer hours are important! In an effort to keep tally of how many volunteer hours are donated to the Michigan Butterfly Network, please log into Volgistics.
You can log into our volunteer management system here. You will be able to change your profile and post service hours. 
Enter Your Data! 

Enter the Butterfly Network database here. You can use this site to enter the data you collected on your run.  

Contact Information

Michigan Butterfly Network Director
Ashley Anne Wick
Biological Research Director, Kalamazoo Nature Center

(269) 381-1574 x12

For information regarding trainings or field trips contact:

Michigan Butterfly Network Coordinator
Jennifer Tagett

Citizen Science Coordinator, Kalamazoo Nature Center


For information regarding butterfly identification contact:

Michigan Butterfly Network Coordinator
Ronda Spink
Butterfly Network Coordinator, Kalamazoo Nature Center


Coming up next ...

Conservation Stewards Program

The Kalamazoo Nature Center (KNC) is partnering with the Michigan State University Extension to offer another Conservation Stewards Program this fall! The class will be hosted at KNC on Thursday nights from September 8 - October 20 with two Saturday field trips included. Learn more about the class and register HERE. 

2017 Monarch Trip to Mexico: Information Session

Join Biological Research Director Ashley Wick for an informational session to discuss a January 2017 trip to Mexico to view monarch butterflies in their overwintering grounds! This meeting will be held in the Kalamazoo Nature Center auditorium on May 18th at 5:30pm.

For more information please contact Ashley Wick at awick@naturecenter.org

Calling all butterfly enthusiasts!

We are looking for new citizen science volunteers to monitor butterfly routes in 2016! See training workshop dates, times, and locations below! Click through the location tabs to learn more about trainings in those areas! Volunteer Application Here! Pre-registration for trainings required - REGISTER BELOW! 

Want to learn more about butterflies but can't commit to the entire monitoring season? See our field trip page for exciting opportunities to observe butterflies throughout the state! These trips are open to everyone.

"Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies"

A 2-day workshop put on by the Monarch Teacher Network (MTN) that will combine both classroom and field experience enabling you to teach skills in pre-K through 12th grade subjects using the captivating story of monarchs! See flyer for details.

2016 Trainings

Kalamazoo Nature Center

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