West Michigan Butterfly Association

2021 Butterfly Count Schedule

Monday, July 5, 9:00 AM Rogue River Butterfly Count; Kent Co.

Thursday, July 8, 9:00 AM Allegan Butterfly Count; Allegan Co.

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Saturday, July 10, 9:00 AM Greater Muskegon Butterfly Ct; Muskegon Co.

Sunday, July 18, 9:00 AM Newaygo County; Manistee National Forest Butterfly Count

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Details of the 2021 butterfly counts are now available. Clicking here will open a new page with a copy of the schedule. Please print and plan to attend one, or more, of these counts.


2020 Butterfly Count Summaries

Click here for a summary of the 2020 butterfly counts from the Allegan, Muskegon and Rogue River State Game Areas and the Manistee National Forest.


2019 Butterfly Count Reports

Allegan County count report: click here.

Newaygo county count report: click here.

Rogue River count report: click here.


Ranger Steve’s Nature Niches

Two recent editions of Ranger Steve’s Nature Niches are available. Click here for Northern Blue Photographer John Wilkie or click here for Predicable Harvester.


The West Michigan Butterfly Association is always in need of volunteers. Contact any member of the board of directors found on the information page if you can help.

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The Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District of the Huron-Manistee National Forests is seeking two wildlife interns this summer 2021 to assist with various wildlife and vegetative surveys. Click here for details.