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Butterfly Monitor Trainings  

We are looking for new citizen scientists to monitor butterfly routes in 2022! 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: 

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Battle Creek

Binder Park Zoo

7400 Division Dr                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Battle Creek, MI 49014

Butterfly Monitor Training: 

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Grand Rapids

Blandford Nature Center 

1715 Hillburn Ave NW                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grand Rapids, MI 49504

 Butterfly Monitor Training: 

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Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Parks

Butterfly Monitor Training: 

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Detroit

Belle Isle Nature Center

176 Lakeside Dr                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Detroit, MI 48207

Butterfly Monitor Training:   

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Port Huron

Friends of the St. Clair River 

Butterfly Monitor Training: 

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For information on Friends of the St. Clair River or for information on monitoring in the Port Huron area please reach out to Kirsten Lyons at stewardship@scriver.org.

 

Traverse City

Grass River Natural Area

6500 Alden Hwy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bellaire, MI 49615

Butterfly Monitor Training: 

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Northern Indiana

Presbyterian Chapel of the Lakes 

2955 West Orland Rd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Angola, Indiana 46703

Butterfly Monitor Training: 

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Sawyer

Chikaming Open Lands

12291 Red Arrow Hwy
Sawyer, MI 49125

Butterfly Monitor Training: 

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Oakland County

Oakland University

118 Library Drive                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rochester, MI 48309 

Butterfly Monitor Training: 

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North American Butterfly Association July Butterfly Counts

Come join us for the 2021 4th of July NABA butterfly counts! The more eyes the better! $3 participation fee. SW Michigan dates and locations are as follows:

Allegan - Wednesday, July 7

Rogue River - Monday, July 5th

Newaygo - Sunday, July 18

Muskegon - Saturday, July 10

Kalamazoo - Saturday, July 24

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

For more information about the Muskegon count please contact Dennis Dunlap at dunlapmd@charter.net.

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

These counts take place all over the state (AND country!). Check out the NABA site to find a count nearest you! 


Current Butterfly Monitors: Documents and Resources

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

Important Monitoring Documents