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.  


General Inquiry

Michigan Butterfly Network Director
Ashley Anne Wick
Biological Research Director, Kalamazoo Nature Center
(269) 381-1574 x12

Ronda Spink
Butterfly Network Coordinator, Kalamazoo Nature Center

Latest news from the Michigan Butterfly Network

Our 2015 trainings are well underway! If you have attended a classroom training, please join us on May 30 at the Kalamazoo Nature Center for the outdoor portion. We will meet in the Arboretum (picnic tables) at 1:00pm sharp!

Training is necessary to become a butterfly monitor. The Kalamazoo Nature Center or your closest regional hub will provide you with training on how to follow the protocol of the Michigan Butterfly Network.

Register now for training workshops below   
Register for field trips by visiting the field trips page to the left  

National Moth Week!
Help us celebrate National Moth Week at the Kalamazoo Nature Center on the night of July 25. Registration info to come! Join fellow enthusiasts for a fun night of mothing at our Heronwood Field Station. 

NPR Butterfly Interview
Kalamazoo Nature Center's Biological Research Director, Ashley Wick, was recently interviewed about butterflies and the Michigan Butterfly Network. Head over to the forum to listen! 
Kalamazoo Nature Center

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