Monarch Tagging

Monarch butterflies finally showed up in my back yard, although not near as many as last year. It’s always thrilling to see them knowing this generation of Monarchs are on their way to Mexico.

A net was used to catch this one. My daughter deftly tagged it and recorded the date, place and tag number. The tagging information is sent to the University of Kansas where the Monarch Watch program was launched in 1992. Tagging information is collected and compiled from all over the world.

Hopefully, this Monarch will be found by a nature lover during its long migration who will relay the tag information to Monarch Watch.

Thought for the Day: The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to make things better.
Robert F. Kennedy

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