A global citizen science platform to track butterfly migrations around the world
Some butterflies migrate long distances, but where, how and which ones are still highly unknown. We want to study their migratory routes. Where do they move every season? Where do they breed?
You can help to explore butterfly migrations from where you live. You will learn in this site how to find them and how to be an active participant in the project by reporting your data.
Become a member of our V.cardui citizen scientist network and we will interact with you:
You can also join and participate through our ongoing projects at popular online citizen science platforms:
Record breeding sites
Learn how to find the butterflies!
Help us discovering the migrations!
Wherever you live, you have chances to see Painted Ladies at some time of the year.
Check the images, videos and tips that we provide to learn more about how to identify and how to find the butterflies, the caterpillars and their favourite hostplants.
Contact us if you have questions!
How can you participate?
Observe, photograph and report findings directly to us or through our open projects in citizen science platforms
Monitor a breeding site along the year
Find a good spot near your home where the butterfly breed and count them along time. Contact us to set a site and get instructions!
Butterflies, pupae, caterpillars and their hostplants are processed and studied in the lab. Contact us to get a collecting protocol
Download a promotional poster of the programme HERE
"... to resolve this intricate issue [migration], it is essential that many people in various places on Earth make careful observations and report them to the learned world"