|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Location||Chicago Illinois United States Chicago area parks|
|Appropriate for kids||yes|
The Chicago Park District will provide tools and supplies. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves.
Chicago Park District Butterfly Monitoring Program
|Help monitors the health of butterfly populations in Chicago.|
|Visit Chicago nature areas 6 times and identify butterflies.|
The Chicago Park District Butterfly Monitoring Program is a citizen-scientist project that monitors the health of butterfly populations in Chicago Park District nature areas.
Through analysis of the extensive database generated by citizen scientists, researchers are able to gain a greater knowledge of the butterfly species present in the Chicago park system. These results will assist land managers in more effective conservation of the city's butterflies.