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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.

2021 Spring Training Schedule

Greetings Butterfly Monitors,

This year’s list of training workshops has been posted. Anyone looking to become a butterfly monitor must attend a beginning training session. All sessions this year are held virtually through zoom.

For more details visit the Upcoming Events page.