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How To Get Involved
For information on volunteering with Butterflies & Dragonflies, contact:
Bob Dubois
Research Scientist
Endangered Resources
715-392-6976

Butterflies & Dragonflies

Butterflies and dragonflies provide delight to many. You can help collect information to learn more about their populations and habitats. See project descriptions below.

Wisconsin Dragonflies and Damselflies

Skimmer.
A male twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

Over 160 species of dragonflies and damselflies occur in Wisconsin. Citizen volunteers are needed because there are far too many habitats to check for the few professionals who work with these species. Participants in this survey collect or photograph species and submit their sightings through an online reporting form. Any level of commitment is appreciated. Get involved (exit DNR).


Karner blue butterfly

a male Karner Blue Butterfly
a male Karner Blue Butterfly

A unique opportunity is available for volunteers to get out in the field and look for the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly! Volunteers are needed to survey for Karner blues as part of our citizen-based monitoring program. Observations and data submitted by volunteers will aid in the recovery and conservation of this rare species, whose largest population is found in Wisconsin. To learn more and sign up to volunteer, check out this flyer, or contact Chelsea Gunther (KBB recovery coordinator).


Last Revised: Wednesday November 21 2018