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Journey North's Spring Monarch Butterfly Migration Monitoring

Spring Monarch Butterfly Migration Monitoring

is run by

Journey North



Participants track the Monarch Butterfly's spring migration by reporting their first sighting of an adult monarch butterfly. They also report the first spring sightings of milkweed, monarch butterfly eggs and/or caterpillars. The purpose of the study is to provide insight into the broad movement patterns and timing of monarch migration and possibly range expansion.


Open the Spring Monarch Butterfly Migration Monitoring website



Topic - monarch butterfly, butterfly

Audience - K-12, agencies, church groups, general public

Location - North America

Goals - education, research



Elizabeth Howard, Director  tiny email icon


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