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, April 12, 2018

Help Monarchs in Cape May and in Mexico

Today we are asking you to consider two fundraising efforts for projects that help monarch butterflies.  Here in Cape May, NJ, a team called the "CMBO Monarchists" is preparing to compete in the World Series of Birding.  Every team in this friendly bird-finding competition raises funds for a conservation cause, and the CMBO Monarchists raise money for the Monarch Monitoring Project.  This event has become the project's major source of funds, accounting for more than half of the MMP's modest annual budget.  You can make contributions online here:

The CMBO Monarchists travel only by foot and bicycle during
the World Series of Birding.  Here the team listens for migrating
birds during the pre-dawn hours.

Down in Mexico, a group is raising money to hire an arborist to help protect the forest at Cerro Pelón, one of the few places in the mountains of Mexico where our monarch butterflies spend the winter.  Here's where you can make a contribution to this important project:

Monarch butterflies in the forest at Cerro Pelón, Mexico

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