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Preliminary List of 2007 Season Recoveries

24 April 2008 | Author: Monarch Watch

A preliminary list of Monarch Watch tags retrieved from Mexico last month is now available: 2007 Season Recoveries List The records are ordered by tag code so that you can easily look for tags you have used. We are in the process ...

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2007 Season Tag Recoveries

8 April 2008 | Author: Monarch Watch

Predicting the number of monarch tags recovered in Mexico each winter is a bit of a guessing game. If we hear of a winter storm causing a lot of mortality at the colonies, we can anticipate that many tags will ...

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Spring is Coming!

29 February 2008 | Author: Monarch Watch

Spring is coming and so are the monarchs. As the temperatures increase at the overwintering sites in Mexico from the low 60s in January to the high 60s and low 70s in early February monarch activity increases. The butterflies begin ...

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2008 Tagging Kits

31 January 2008 | Author: Jim Lovett

We are now accepting orders for the 2008 Monarch Watch Tagging Kits. As most longtime taggers know, we have a limited number of monarch tags created each year and demand always exceeds the supply. If you would like to participate ...

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2007 Monarch Tagging

10 January 2008 | Author: Monarch Watch

The number of orders for monarch tagging kits this past fall (1,800+) suggests that more people participated in tagging in 2007 than in any previous year. Moreover, the returned datasheets indicate that the tagging was quite successful overall. Most taggers ...

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Send Us Your Data

2 November 2001 | Author: Monarch Watch

Please send us your datasheets as soon as you complete them. We use the data from the tagging to estimate the size and mortality of the fall monarch population as well as to determine the migration history of every monarch ...

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Tag Recovery Fund

2 November 2001 | Author: Monarch Watch

Due to the abundance of monarchs this fall, we anticipate several hundred and possibly even 1,000 monarch tags will be available for purchase in Mexico this winter. Currently, the fund's balance is $2500.00 which will allow the purchase of 500 ...

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Local Tagging Event a success!

9 October 2001 | Author: Monarch Watch

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 ...

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Tagging Events

10 September 2001 | Author: Monarch Watch

15 September 2001 - Baker-Haskell Wetlands, Lawrence, KS Monarch Watch, in collaboration with the Jayhawk Audubon Society, Kansas Sierra Club, Kansas University Environmental Studies Student Association and the Lawrence Free State Biology Club, is sponsoring a monarch tagging event at the ...

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Why only 250,000 tags?

10 September 2001 | Author: Monarch Watch

Several members have asked why we only distribute 250,000 tags each year since the demand for tags seems to exceed this number. The short answer is economics - the tagging program costs at least $60,000 to run each year and ...

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