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Butterfly Monitor Trainings  

We are looking for new citizen scientists to monitor butterfly routes in 2019! In order to become a monitor with the Michigan Butterfly Network you must complete one of the training workshops. Click through the location tabs below to learn more about the trainings in an area near you. For more detailed workshop information, please reach out to the contact listed in your desired location. Registration required.  

Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Nature Center 

7000 N. Westnedge Ave                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kalamazoo, MI 49009 

Butterfly Monitor Training: The two-part classroom session will take place on Thursdays, April 25th and May 2nd from 5:30pm-7:30pm with a field day on Saturday, May 18th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. Registration Required.

 

North American Butterfly Association Counts: Come join us for the 2019 4th of July NABA butterfly counts! The more eyes the better! Dates and locations are as follows:

Allegan - June 29th

Rogue River - July 3rd

Newaygo - July 5

Muskegon - July 17

Kalamazoo - July 20

For more information about the Allegan, Rogue River, Newaygo, and Muskegon counts please contact Ronda Spink at rlovesbutterflies@gmail.com or Ranger Steve Mueller at Odybrook@chatermi.net.

For more information about the Kalamazoo area count please contact John Brenneman at jbrenneman@naturecenter.org.

                                               

Battle Creek

Binder Park Zoo

7400 Division Dr                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Battle Creek, MI 49014

Butterfly Monitor Training: Saturday, May 11th from 2:00pm-4:00pm with a field day on Saturday, May 18th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. To register please contact Shelby at sdempsey@binderparkzoo.org. 

Grand Rapids

Blandford Nature Center 

1715 Hillburn Ave NW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Please check back for 2019 training dates! 

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Parks

Butterfly Monitor Training: Saturday, May 4th from 1:30pm-4:00pm with a field day on Saturday, May 11th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. To register please contact Becky at bgajewski@a2gov.org. 

Detroit

Belle Isle Nature Center

176 Lakeside Dr                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Detroit, MI 48207

Please check back for 2019 training dates! 

Port Huron

Columbus County Park 

1670 Bauman Rd.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Columbus, MI 48063

Butterfly Monitor Training: This one day butterfly monitoring training will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the Columbus County Park. Please register with Kirsten at stewardship@scriver.org. Registration Required

If you are unable to attend the training but are still interested to learn about butterflies, please check out these additional spring events in the Port Huron area! 

Flint

For-Mar Nature Preserve 

2142 N Genessee Rd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Burton, MI 48509

Please check back for 2019 training dates! 

Traverse City

Grass River Natural Area

6500 Alden Hwy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bellaire, MI 49615

Butterfly Monitor Training: Tuesday, May 14th from 2:00pm-5:00pm with a field day on Saturday, May 18th from 1:00pm-3:00pm. To register please contact James at james@grassriver.org. 

Northern Indiana

Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes 

2955 West Orland Rd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Angola, Indiana 46703

Butterfly Monitor Training: Friday, April 26th from 6:00pm-9:00pm with a field day on Saturday, May 18th from 1:00pm-3:00pm. To register please contact John at johnbrittenham@gmail.com


Current Butterfly Monitors: Documents and Resources

Please remember to enter your data at PollardBase and document your hours spent monitoring here.                                         

Important Monitoring Documents