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! 

For our current monitors using Volgistics, log in 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

General Inquiry
butterflynetwork@naturecenter.org

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

Michigan Butterfly Network Coordinator
Kyle Bibby
Conservation Research Coordinator, Kalamazoo Nature Center  
kbibby@naturecenter.org
(269) 381-1574 x 22 

Current Events

Our monitors are well into the season, keep entering your data and head over to the forum for new articles! 


2014 NABA/MiBN Butterfly Count

July 12th of this year marked the 2nd annual North American Butterfly Association (NABA)/ Michigan Butterfly Network (MiBN) butterfly count.  Check out he MiBN Forum for a summary and results. 

 
2013 Results
Over 6200 individual butterflies and 63 species! Visit the Butterfly Data page for details


Our wonderful interns  



Training Dates

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. In addition, there is training provided on how to identify the butterflies you are likely to encounter. Training usually consists of 1-2 workshops indoors and a separate day in the field for practice. 


Our 2014 trainings are completed and monitors are busy collecting data on their census routes!


Kalamazoo Nature Center