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Monarch Tagging at Goose Pond Sanctuary

Have you held a monarch? Be apart of the extraordinary effort to track monarchs through their migration to Mexico! At this event, learn about monarch ecology, catch and tag a monarch, start to track its progress over time, and explore how to support monarchs in your yard. Adults and children welcome!

Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and there is a limit of 6 tickets per group. You can register for one of the two: morning (9:30-12:00) and afternoon (1:30-4:00). Monarch tagging registration fills up very quickly, so don't wait to sign up! Note that you must attend the session you register for. Other fine-print info is in the links below.

>> Click here to register for the Sept. 9 MORNING session (9:30am-12:00pm) <<

>> Click here to register for the Sept. 9 AFTERNOON session (1:30-4:00 pm) <<

Monarchs nectaring on liatris. Photo by Arlene Koziol

Monarchs nectaring on liatris. Photo by Arlene Koziol

Monarch butterflies face great challenges as they migrate between as far north as Canada to Mexico each year, and you can help biologists study their travels and travails by tagging individual butterflies en route to their winter grounds. The tiny, numbered tags placed on monarchs during this event are tracked through the Monarch Watch program. A number of our tagged monarchs have been found in Mexico! Join the effort, and help biologists study these incredible insects.

A July 28 butterfly count at Goose Pond found 344 monarchs mating and laying eggs for the generation of adults that volunteers will tag during this event. The foundation has been laid for a great event!

Banner photo by Michael Anderson