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True Stories about Tagged Monarchs
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Thousands of citizen scientists across North America tag and release monarchs every fall. Tags are tiny, light-weight, round stickers. They are a little larger than a hole-punch, about 9 mm in diameter. Each tag has a unique ID number. When a tag is recovered (found again), valuable information about migration is revealed. Explore our collection of true stories about tagged monarchs.

Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterflies

Minnesota to Mexico
1975

New Jersey to Florida
2014
Sydney's Monarch
2015
   
Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found
Arizona to California
2014
Indiana to Tamaulipas
2014
New Jersey to Georgia
2008
     
Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found
Recovered in Mexico
2001
Atlantic Coast Recoveries Recovered in Texas
2007
   
Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterflies migrate along Lake Ontario shoreline
Ontario
2008
Michigan to Ontario
2007
Lake Ontario Shoreline
2016
     
Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found
Minnesota to Michigan
2002
New Jersey to New York
2001
Ontario to Texas
1988
     
Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found
Recovered in Arkansas
1988
New Jersey to Virginia
1988
Florida Recoveries
2002
     
Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found
Tagged in Virginia
2006
Tagged in Arizona
2007 -2009
New Brunswick to Mexico
2000
   
Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found Monarch Butterfly Tag Found
Connecticut
2002
Tagging Study
2015
Recovered in Ontario
2005
     

 

 

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