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, August 25, 2016

The 2016 Monarch Season Begins

Thanks to Dave Magpiong for this photo.

The field season for the Monarch Monitoring Project got off to a head start last Friday at the annual "Pledge to Fledge" event at Cape May Point State Park.  We spent three hours talking about monarch biology and migration and tagged the first 4 monarchs of the year.  This great event is designed to introduce lots of Cape May summer visitors to the amazing natural history of the Cape.

Most of the fall seasonal staff for the Cape May Bird Observatory began work today, and tomorrow we will introduce them all to the work of the Monarch Monitoring Project.  We'll report back with photos of the group in action on their first visit to the gardens of Cape May Point.

No comments:

Post a Comment