Monarch Butterfly Field Notes
|Date of Sighting|
|Time of Day|
|Sunny or Cloudy?|
|Recent & forecasted weather |
(Briefly describe weather systems in region.)
|Sex of butterfly|
|Condition of Wings |
(Tattered? Faded? Brightly colored?)
|Can you distinguish between a monarch and viceroy butterfly?|
|Activity of Monarch |
(If flying, note direction. If nectaring, note flower.)
|Flowers blooming at the time?|
(Include flowering trees.)
|Height of milkweed? (Species, if known.)|
|Milkweed inspected for eggs & larvae? |
Present or absent?
|Quantify your sightings|
How many monarchs have you seen at one time? Per hour? Per day? etc.
|How frequently & regularly |
have you been watching for monarchs?