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.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Monarchs are here

Yesterday's noticeable influx of monarchs has given us a nice monarch day today.  Census totals for the day are 151.5 monarchs per hour, and we've been tagging dozens of monarchs in the local gardens.  Whenever we're out there tagging, passersby seem to notice and ask questions.  We're always happy to share information and show others how we conduct our research.  Our season ends next Wednesday, but if you see one of us out there with a butterfly net, don't hesitate to stop, observe our work, and learn about the wonders of monarch migration.

Julia Druce tags a monarch at the Triangle Park, located at the
junction of Lighthouse and Coral in Cape May Point.
Julia records data from a newly tagged monarch following the
procedure described in her Oct. 24 blog post.
One of many impromptu educational sessions conducted around
Cape May Point this autumn.

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