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Monarch Tagging in Iowa County

  • Goose Pond Sanctuary Arlington, WI USA (map)

Have you held a monarch? Be a part 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!

This event is free, but registration is required and capped at 20 participants. Please call 608-924-1637 or email to register today! We will provide directions once you’ve registered.

Hosted by: the Southwest Wisconsin chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts, Madison Audubon, and Monarch Joint Venture, all founding members and supporters of the Wisconsin Monarch Collaborative

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.

Banner photo by Michael Anderson