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.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Don't bring monarchs from elsewhere to Cape May!

URGENT REQUEST: Please don't bring monarchs from elsewhere to Cape May. Two reasons for this:
1. It's bad for our research. We have censused the monarchs migrating through Cape May for more than 25 years; monarchs brought from elsewhere can give us erroneous results and negate a quarter century's worth of work.
2. It's bad for the monarchs. Cape May is a tough place for monarchs, they have to cross the open water of Delaware Bay when they leave here. Monarchs from other places may not need to undertake a risky water crossing if left in place.
Many thanks! Please come to Cape May to see the monarchs that are naturally finding their way to our peninsula.

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