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How you can help monarch butterflies.

Report your monarch observations and contribute to scientific research. Scientists need data to understand all stages of the monarch's annual cycle. Citizen scientists contribute valuable observations. Here is a sampling of citizen science projects.

Projects for Volunteers
Journey North Monarch Watch Milkweed Market Monarch Watch Milkweed Market Monarch Watch Milkweed Market

Track
Migration

Report monarch sightings to Journey North during fall and spring migration.

Tag
Monarchs

Tag monarchs during fall migration for Monarch Watch.

Monitor
Breeding

Count eggs, larvae and adult butterflies for the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project.

Test
for Disease

Sample wild monarchs to help track the spread of a protozoan parasite.

       
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Report
Sightings

Help the Southwest Monarch Study learn about monarchs in the desert Southwest.

Report
Sightings

Help monitor the western population.

Count
Monarchs

Participate in the annual 4th of July count.

Monitor
Pesticide Effects

Plant sunflowers to monitor possible effects of neonictinoid pesticides.

       

 

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Helpful Websites
Journey North, Monarch Watch Waystation Program, N. A. Butterfly Association, Make Way for Monarchs, Southwest Monarch Study, Wild Ones, Monarch Butterfly Fund, Monarch Joint Venture.

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