Apply Now!

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.

2018 Training Workshops Posted

The complete list of training workshops for 2018 are now posted. All new volunteers need to complete a beginners training workshop (presentations: IBMN General Training and Top 25 Butterflies) to participate in the program. All training workshops are open to both new and returning volunteers. Please check out the list and RSVP to the appropriate contact if you would like to attend a training.