Vermont Butterfliers Tally Big Numbers in 2016 November 15, 2016 Armed with digital cameras, iPhones, and e-Butterfly accounts, more than 100 citizen scientists scoured meadows, mountains, even their own backyards to document as many species of butterfly in as many locations as possible throughout Vermont. Our intrepid volunteers have managed to document 76 species and tally over 11,300 individual butterflies so far in 2016, making the inaugural Vermont Butterfly Big Year a huge success. Read more about the Big Year on the VCE Blog » Vermont Butterfly Big Year in High Gear July 18, 2016 Summer is in high gear and so is the Vermont Butterfly Big Year. More than 70 butterfly enthusiasts have added over 1,600 butterfly observations from across the state comprising 66 species, more than half of the butterfly species known to occur in the state, so far this year. Read the update on the VCE Blog » First 2016 Vermont Butterflies Reported March 27, 2016 Vermont butterfly watchers were out in full force as spring weather arrived today. Several Mourning Cloaks, a Milbert's Tortoiseshell and an Anglewing were reported to eButterfly. These hardy butterflies overwinter in Vermont and have helped us kick off the 2016 Vermont Butterfly Big Year.