Monarch Tagging- Educational Toolbox

Chelsea meets up with biologist Tracy McCleaf at the National Conservation Training Center to learn all about Monarch Butterfly migration. Youth host, Travis Weller, assists them with tagging a monarch butterfly.

Monarch tagging helps people monitor the success of conservation efforts using real data collected by citizens in many locations.  Monarch tagging starts nationwide on the first official day of monarch migrationAugust 15.   Events across the region will tag monarchs as they migrate south to Mexico. When a tagged butterfly is recaptured elsewhere along its migratory route, the tagger will be notified about where and when it was found, by whom, and how many miles it traveled.

Facebook LIVE Episode

Date recorded: 2020-08-20

Speaker: Brett Billings, Host, USFWS; Mara Koeing, Pollinator Expert, USFWS

Description: Learn about an exciting citizen science project where you can tag a monarch to help scientists.

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