We have three tasks for our Monarch Ambassadors, and each Ambassador can choose to help with 1, 2, or all three tasks. The first is quite simple: be extra eyes for us and help explore areas along the Cape May peninsula to see if we can discover other areas where concentrations of migrating monarchs might occur.
|Meadows with lots of fall flowers are places where monarchs |
might be found in good numbers.
The third task is monarch tagging. Our Monarch Ambassadors will be asked to tag monarchs in parts of the Cape May peninsula north of Cape May and Cape May Point. We are issuing color-marked tags to the Ambassadors, and all of us working in Cape May Point will be watching for the color-marked tags. We're trying to learn more about the way monarchs move down the Cape May peninsula before they reach Cape May Point, where the bulk of our studies are conducted.
If you might have time to help us out, please come to one of the training sessions. There's no obligation -- if you come to the presentation and then don't feel comfortable with the Monarch Ambassador tasks, it's not a problem. But please, if you decide to come to either the Tuesday or the Saturday training session, be sure to let us know you're coming with an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to reporting back on the discoveries made by our Monarch Ambassadors this fall!