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Monarch Watch and the Jayhawk Audubon Society (JAS) sponsored a morning of tagging at the Baker Wetlands (Lawrence, KS) on Saturday, September 16th. In 5 hours more than 300 people helped tag over 3000 butterflies. Cool temperatures kept the butterflies relatively inactive and easy to catch. One group of students from Olathe East High School tagged 400 butterflies within 30 minutes. Considering that at last year’s event only 300 Monarchs were tagged, everyone at Monarch Watch and JAS would say that this year’s effort was an overwhelming success.
If you sponsor or participate in a local tagging event, we’d love to hear about it so please feel free to drop us a line anytime!