This year I am tagging my monarchs before I release them. Tagging starts in early August and ends mid October. To tag a butterfly I have to keep a record sheet giving the tag code, state and area code for where I released the butterfly.

In December I will send in my record sheet and if any one finds a monarch with my tag on it they will send me the location of the recovery. This year I will have over 30 to tag!

By tagging monarchs we can see the survival rate of the traveling butterflies and we see how far they travel.

I’m excited to see how the tagging goes this year!

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