West Michigan Butterfly Association

Upcoming 2019 Butterfly Counts

Join for fun citizen science outdoor field studies. Discover butterflies in a variety of local habitats with people knowledgeable in butterfly identification. It is a great way to begin learning some of the 170 species known to Michigan. Click here for details.


2018 Allegan County Butterfly Count Report

A report of the 2018 Allegan County count can be found by clicking here.


2018 Butterfly Count Summaries

A summary of the butterfly counts from Greater Muskegon, Newaygo County and Rougue River can be found by clicking here.


The Monarch Butterfly is in Trouble

The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable species in North America and it’s in trouble. Numbers of monarchs have decreased significantly over the last 20 years, but together we can save the monarch. Check the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Save the Monarch Butterfly page to see what you can do.


Former WMBA President Linda Koning passed away March 26.  Click on Linda's image above to view her obituary.