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.

Join our Discord server and chat fellow members here!


2020 Annual Winter Gathering

Greetings Butterfly Monitors,

The 29th annual IBMN workshop will take place Saturday, March 7th, at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago. The keynote speaker this year is Marianna Trevino-Wright, executive director of the National Butterfly Center in Mission Texas. Her talk is titled The Beauty & Bounty of Butterflies on the Border.

This will be a great opportunity to warm up in our Judy Istock Butterfly Haven before we kick off the 2020 training season. We hope to see you there.

For more details visit the Upcoming Events page.