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BUTTERFLIES

& MOTHS

Grassland Birds

Bird

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Plants

Plant

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Butterflies and Moths

Butterfly

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Native and Bumble Bees

Bee

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BugGuide.net - an online community of naturalists who enjoy learning about and sharing our observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures. 

BugFinder.net – a website designed to help you, the visitor, identify your particular insect, bug, or spider.

Wisconsin Butterflies – a guide to all the butterflies of Wisconsin, with sighting location information collected by butterfly watchers across the state.

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Poster on metamorphosis

Resources for Learning

iNaturalist Projects let you pool your observations with other people. Whether you're starting a citizen science effort or keeping tabs on the butterflies in your neighborhood, projects are the way to go.

Wisconsin Butterflies – a guide to all the butterflies of Wisconsin, with sighting location information collected by butterfly watchers across the state.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is collecting information from individuals and organizations about recently (since 2014) completed, implemented, or planned on-the-ground conservation efforts benefiting monarch butterflies.

The Monarch Conservation Science Partnership's Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program is a national initiative to monitor monarch populations and habitat throughout the breeding range.

The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project: Contributing your efforts to this study will help researchers to better understand monarchs and monarch habitat abundance, patterns, and density in Wisconsin.

Journey North collects data about the spring journey of the monarch from Mexico. Volunteers report sightings of milkweed, monarch eggs, monarch larva, and monarch adults. This important information helps monarch enthusiasts to understand flight patterns, timing, and monarch locations as they travel north.