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SESSION FULL: Monarch Tagging with Madison Audubon Society

  • Goose Pond Sanctuary W7503 Kampen Road Arlington, WI, 53911 United States (map)

We're sorry, but we've reached capacity for volunteers in this session. Please consider registering for a different session! Thanks for your support!

Monarch tagging is a family-friendly citizen science event!  Photo by Emily Meier.

Monarch tagging is a family-friendly citizen science event! Photo by Emily Meier.

Bring your whole family and join us at Goose Pond Sanctuary to help with conservation efforts to track declining populations of monarch butterflies. 

We work with to capture and tag butterflies at our Goose Pond Sanctuary for monitoring efforts throughout their migration route. You can help with this important citizen science effort!

According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the recognizable orange-and-black butterfly species is in trouble. "Threats, including loss of milkweed habitat needed to lay their eggs and for their caterpillars to eat, are having a devastating impact on their populations and the migration phenomenon. Unless we act now to help the Monarch, this amazing animal could disappear in our lifetime. The state of Monarchs reflects the health of the American landscape and its pollinators. Monarch declines are symptomatic of environmental problems that also pose risks to food production, the spectacular natural places that help define our national identity, and our own health. Conserving and connecting habitat for monarchs will benefit many other plants and animals, including critical insect and avian pollinators, and future generations of Americans."

Join us at Goose Pond at 10 a.m. for SESSION 1. Meet at the Kampen Road residence for a brief orientation and information session, then travel with us out on the prairie to gently capture and tag butterflies.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT. We will be unable to support additional trip attendees due to limited materials and impact on the land. Please note that there are TWO sessions (one at 10 a.m. and one at 1 p.m.), and you must attend the session that you register for.