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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.

2023 Summer Workshop Rescheduled

Due to forecasted weather conditions the summer workshop has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 9th from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This year’s field experience will take place from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 8th Sunday, July 9th at Kankakee Sands. Join us to practice butterfly identification, meet your fellow butterfly monitors, and share helpful tips and knowledge with one another. Check out our event page for more information.

Please RSVP here!