In the fall, thousands of volunteer help to tag Monarchs in their area. Tracking the Monarch migration is difficult. The first step is to catch the butterfly and carefully place a tracking tag on the butterfly wing. Recovery of tags typically happens in February and March; information is available in April – May. Visit Monarch Watch for more information.
After receiving the ‘Monarch Watch Tagging Kit’ from Monarch Watch, it was time for us to start tagging butterflies. Watch the step-by-step video on how to tag Monarchs.
Read more: Butterfly Migration: A Rhythm in Nature and Monarch Migration Dates