|The naturalist showing how to tag a monarch.|
How do they know about the populations and where the monarchs travel? It comes from the tagging program. Basically tagging monarchs is putting an ID sticker on one of their wings which doesn't interfere with their flight and helps other naturalists to track the population and it's health. Who tags them? Anyone who would like to... I'm in.
Obviously not everyone wants to chase butterflies with a net and place a sticker on them, so how else can we help?
|Butterfly Garden at the Nature Center Display|
|One of two caterpillars we found at our community garden.|
|This monarch caterpillar is just about ready to pupate!|
Thanks for reading!! To find out more about tagging Monarchs, go to http://monarchwatch.org/
to order tagging kits and nets. Be blessed!
Have you noticed many Monarchs in your area?
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