Colorado Butterfly Monitoring Network (CBMN) is a citizen science project led by Butterfly Pavilion that harnesses the power of volunteers to conserve Colorado butterflies.
Butterflies are not only beautiful, but they also play a vital role in the ecosystem, serving as both pollinators and as food for other animals. Knowing which butterflies are active in our state gives us important information about the health of our local ecosystems.
CBMN volunteers observe and count butterflies in open spaces and parks multiple times per season, gathering essential data that land managers can use when making conservation decisions. It’s a fantastic chance to get outdoors and learn about butterflies, while having a positive impact on conservation in Colorado.
As Little as 15 Hours of Commitment
- Attend a Training – 6 hours
- Establish a Monitoring Site – 3 hours
- Complete a Minimum of 6 Surveys – 6 hours
No experience necessary. The field season runs from May to September.