DNR Seeking Volunteers For Karner Blue Butterfly Surveys

Required Online Training Available Now

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking volunteers to help collect information about the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly and its habitat to help advance recovery efforts.

The adult Karner is about the size of a nickel and has two flight periods: The first beginning in late May/earlyJune into late June and the second beginning in early/mid July into late August.

There are many opportunities for the public to help protect the Karner blue and its habitat, including volunteering to survey this special butterfly. Anyone interested in volunteering must watch two free online training videos and take a quiz. These and other resources can be found on the Karner Volunteer Monitoring Website.

There is also an optional virtual field day at 1 p.m. on June 11. To get the link for the field day, please email Chelsea Weinzinger, DNR Karner Blue Butterfly Recovery Coordinator, at Chelsea.Weinzinger@wisconsin.gov.