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Our Mission:

The Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network engages citizen scientists in the process of collecting quantitative data on butterfly populations. Our goal is to provide data collected with a standardized protocol that allows land managers to evaluate long-term trends in a changing landscape. The Network also offers opportunities for fellowship, mentorship, and continuing education between citizen scientists and professional biologists.

Check out the About Us page to learn more about how to join the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network.


2022 Winter Gathering

Greetings Butterfly Monitors,

The 31st annual IBMN workshop will take place Saturday, February 26th, virtually on Zoom. The keynote speaker this year is Anna Walker, Species Survival Officer for Invertebrate Pollinators at the Albuquerque BioPark. Her talk is titled The Power of Community Science Data: An Important Tool for Species Conservation.


For more details visit the Upcoming Events page.