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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.

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Minnesota to Mexico
1975

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

 

Connecticut
2002

 

 

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