More about the Monarch Butterfly
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Monarch migration and tagging by The Man in the Tilley Hat
The Butterfly was tagged by Mrs
Stoner's G. C. Huston class on September 23, 2009
Submitted by the Man in the Tilley Hat
The Man in the Tilley Hat received the following email from the Monarch
Thank you very much for reporting one of our
tags! The purpose of our program is to track
monarch butterflies as they migrate south to
The tags help us estimate the size of the
monarch population and also help scientists learn
about the routes the monarchs take to Mexico. We
have members that tag monarchs all over the
country (east of the Rocky Mountains).
Our taggers return their data sheets after they are
done tagging and we enter the data in the
computer. When a tag is spotted and reported to
us, we use the tag code to retrieve the tagging
information. Right now many people are still
tagging, so we cannot tell you where the tag you
found was used.
01/10/2009 09:52 PM
However, as soon as that information is available, we will post it in
our online database, located
We currently have over 11,000 tag recoveries and
all of these can be found in the database. You
can also print your own reporter certificate from
We have included some information about our
programs. Please feel free to contact us if you
have any questions.
Thank you again for reporting a tag!
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