The Monarch Monitoring Project is a long-term study on monarch migration through Cape May, NJ. It is a part of the New Jersey Audubon Research Department, and closely affiliated with the Cape May Bird Observatory.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monarchs are here indeed.

Here's another picture of Saturday evening's monarch roost. All of us on Team Monarch have been waiting for the first significant push of monarchs -- September simply refused to bring much to us. Our two energetic seasonal technicians, Rebecca and
Tori, must have been wondering if our beloved butterflies were ever going to arrive. Still, there have been monarchs around, always enough for our lively tagging demos.

Below, Rebecca takes Tori's photo as
Tori shares monarch info with one group.

We've also been tagging away. If you see a tagged monarch, try to read the 3-letter, 3-digitcode and report that information to us or directly to Monarch Watch by calling 1-888-tagging or by sending an e-mail message to You can often read a tag by taking a digital photo and then enlarging the image on your computer.

At right, a young
volunteer provides the launching pad for a newly tagged monarch at one of our tagging demos.

See you in Cape May!

Mark Garland

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