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

Michigan Butterfly Network Coordinators
Kyle Bibby
Conservation Research Coordinator, Kalamazoo Nature Center  
(269) 381-1574 x 22

Ronda Spink
Butterfly Network Coordinator, Kalamazoo Nature Center

Welcome to the Michigan Butterfly Network!

The Michigan Butterfly Network (MiBN) is a State-wide butterfly monitoring program that uses volunteer monitors to asses the changing status of our State's butterfly species. We are supported by regional hubs, land managers, local experts, and enthusiasts.

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  

Badgero Lepidoptera Research Collection Open House 2015
A casual meeting of fellow Lepidopterists hosted by Dwayne Badgero, an active enthusiast and researcher. Bring specimens to show, or for IDing. This will be an all day adventure including mothing at Bald Mountain Rec. Visit the Facebook Event for more information and to RSVP

Get Involved- Training Workshops

Kalamazoo Nature Center

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