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Monarch Tagging at Goose Pond Sanctuary

  • Goose Pond Sanctuary Arlington, WI USA (map)

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.  Registration is now open to the public! But if you're interested in joining Madison Audubon, you can do so by clicking here or by including a $20 donation in your ticket purchase. Note that you must attend the session you register for.

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 2 butterfly count at Goose Pond found 476 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

Earlier Event: July 2
Goose Pond Sanctuary Butterfly Count
Later Event: September 15
Monarch Tagging at Goose Pond Sanctuary