New Mexico Butterfly Monitoring Network

Started by the New Mexico BioPark Society in 2020, The New Mexico Butterfly Monitoring Network aims to contribute to the scientific knowledge of New Mexico’s butterfly fauna. Through this initiative, the BioPark Society will continue to fulfill its commitment to wildlife conservation, education, and the community. The standardized long-term data collected by citizen science volunteers, will be utilized by researchers, land managers, and conservationists to evaluate trends in butterfly populations. Shedding light on the health and needs of butterfly populations in the state will enable us to better protect them.


Coordinator: Walker, Anna
Program Started: 2020
Institutional Affiliation: New Mexico BioPark Society
Institution Type: Zoo
Species Focus: All butterfly species
Contact: Anna Walker (


Protocol Type: Restricted search, Pollard
Data Type(s): Abundance
Survey Focus: Adults
Incidental Data Collected: Weather, Habitat notes, Other (see Protocol Notes)
Visit Frequency: Weekly
Taxonomic Standard: Modified Opler-Warren 2003