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 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.  

Contact

General Inquiry

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

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

Ronda Spink
Butterfly Network Coordinator, Kalamazoo Nature Center
butterflynetwork@naturecenter.org

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. On this website you will be able to: 
- Find your local hub and learn how to become involved 
- Start a local hub and host volunteers 
- View some preliminary data 
- Read a forum with posts from monitors, interns, and coordinators
- Explore our resources including our protocol, species lists, helpful tips, identification supplements and more

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.

See posted dates below for 2015 workshops

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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