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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.


Additional Training Session Added – DuPage County

There are three sessions remaining. If you would like to get started as a butterfly monitor for the 2018 field season you still have plenty of time to get involved! Two sessions are to be held in Cook County with the final session for the season in DuPage County on May 5th. Deadline to register for the final session is Friday, April 27th. Please check out the training workshops page for more details.