Butterfly Monitor Trainings

We are looking for new community scientists to monitor butterfly routes in 2024! In order to become a monitor with the Michigan Butterfly Network you must complete one of the training workshops. Click through the location tabs below to learn more about the trainings in an area near you. For more detailed workshop information, please reach out to the contact listed in your desired location. Registration required.

Choose your location:

Kalamazoo Nature Center

7000 N. Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49009 

Butterfly Monitoring Training:

Thursday May 2, 2024 11am – 1pm

Register for the free 2024 Virtual Training HERE.

Binder Park Zoo

7400 Division Dr
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Butterfly Monitoring Training:

Thursday May 2, 2024 11am – 1pm

Register for the free 2024 Virtual Training HERE.

Ann Arbor Parks

Butterfly Monitoring Training:

Thursday May 2, 2024 11am – 1pm

Register for the free 2024 Virtual Training HERE.

Belle Isle Nature Center

176 Lakeside Dr
Detroit, MI 48207

Butterfly Monitoring Training:

Thursday May 2, 2024 11am – 1pm

Register for the free 2024 Virtual Training HERE.

Friends of the St. Clair River

Butterfly Monitoring Training:

Thursday May 2, 2024 11am – 1pm

Register for the free 2024 Virtual Training HERE.

For information on Friends of the St. Clair River or for information on monitoring in the Port Huron Area please reach out to Melissa Kivel at .

Grass River Natural Area

6500 Alden Hwy
Bellaire, MI 49615

Butterfly Monitoring Training:

Thursday May 2, 2024 11am – 1pm

Register for the free 2024 Virtual Training HERE.

Butterfly Monitoring Training:

Thursday May 2, 2024 11am – 1pm

Register for the free 2024 Virtual Training HERE.

Chikaming Open Lands

12291 Red Arrow Hwy
Sawyer, MI 49125

Butterfly Monitoring Training:

Thursday May 2, 2024 11am – 1pm

Register for the free 2024 Virtual Training HERE.

Contact Dan at for more information on monitoring in this area.

Oakland University

118 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309
 

Butterfly Monitoring Training:

Thursday May 2, 2024 11am – 1pm

Register for the free 2024 Virtual Training HERE.

Eagle Marsh Preservation

6801 Engle Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
 

Butterfly Monitoring Training:

Thursday May 2, 2024 11am – 1pm

Register for the free 2024 Virtual Training HERE.

Butterfly Monitoring

North American Butterfly Association July Butterfly Counts

Join us for the 2024 4th of July NABA butterfly counts! SW Michigan dates and locations are as follows:

Butterfly VolunteersAllegan – Saturday July 13, 2024

Kalamazoo – Saturday July 20, 2024

For more information about joining the Allegan count please contact Dennis Dunlap at .

For more information about joining the Kalamazoo area count please contact John Brenneman at .

These counts take place all over the state (AND country!). Check out the NABA site to find a count nearest you! 

Current Butterfly Monitors: Documents and Resources

Please remember to enter your data at PollardBase and document your hours spent monitoring here.

Important Monitoring Documents

Monarch Butterfly

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