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Michigan Butterfly Network

Main Project Information
Presented By Kalamazoo Nature Center
Goal Assess changing population of Michigan's butterfly species.
Task Map butterflies within your community.
Where Michigan, United States of America Michigan

The Michigan Butterfly Network (MiBN) is a citizen-science project that 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. The project was started in 2011 by the Kalamazoo Nature Center, and has grown to include several collaborating institutions and over 30 monitoring sites across the state.

We ask people to participate at least 6 times a year and though we provide training, we recommend buying a butterfly field guide to aid in your identifications.

We are actively looking for new partnerships and volunteers across the state in order to expand and grow the network. We welcome engagement in the project - Please contact us!

Project Timing ongoing; in butterfly season
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Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Other
Average Time Several hours
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a walk, run, On a hike
Training Materials
Tags butterfly, census, michigan, observations
Project Updated 05/23/2018