Our 2013 monitoring season is coming to an end! We have had over 30 monitors and census sites throughout the state. Now, over the next few weeks we will be processing our citizen-science collected data to get a better picture of what butterfly species and populations were in flight this summer, and how this years findings compare to previous years.
The Michigan Butterfly Network has been highlighted in the most recent issue of Michigan Birds and Natural History. See our Forum for details.
And Monitors: Please feel free to write something yourself!
2014 Monitoring Season
We are currently planning for the annual training sessions before the beginning of the season. We will be having our training sessions between mid April and Mid May, so keep a look out!
We would like to thank everyone that joined us for this season's Monarch tagging program. Although it was a rough year with a slow start, we were noticing more and more butterflies as the weeks went on. Especially on September 17th and October 1st. This year, we tagged 28 individuals, 7 of which were males. We will be submitting our data to the Monarch Watch, a national project based out of the University of Kansas. We look forward to next year and hope it will be a better season!