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2008 Tags – Going Fast!

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 at 4:07 pm by Jim
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Monarch Watch TagThe 2008 monarch tagging season is upon us!

Many of you ordered early and have already received your tagging kits – if you haven’t ordered yet there is still time, but the 2008 Monarch Watch Tagging Kits are going fast. If you would like to participate in the 2008 season tagging this fall, please place your order for tags as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out.

Monarch Tagging Kits are only shipped to areas east of the Rocky Mountains.

As usual, each tagging kit includes a set of specially manufactured monarch butterfly tags (you specify quantity), a datasheet, tagging instructions, and additional monarch/migration information. Standard Tagging Kits for the 2008 season start at only $15 and include your choice of 25, 50, 100, 200, 300, or 500 tags. Sets of 20 Mini Tagging Kits (5 tags each) are available for $40 – for Nature Center programs, etc. that would like to distribute a small number of tags to participants.

Tagging Kits and other materials (don’t forget to pick up a butterfly net!) are available via the Monarch Watch Shop online at


  1. 3 Responses to “2008 Tags – Going Fast!”

  2. By Monika Maeckle on Aug 26, 2008

    The Monarchs are already in Texas. I was at our place on the Llano River last weekend and spotted 8 Monarchs, several laid eggs on the pink milkweed.

    Have never noticed them this early before, but I think that’s a good sign, and with recent heavy rains, there’s plenty of nectar sources.

    Monika Maeckle
    Lucky Boy Ranch
    Blue Mountain, Texas

  3. By David on Aug 28, 2008

    After what looked like it would be a slow year tagging Monarchs things are much better than expected. In 2 weekends I have used all 50 tags ordered and could have tagged at least 30 more. In my years of tagging I have never seen so many. In our area, Ottawa Canada, we had a lousy year with lots of rain and below normal numbers of Monarchs but they must have done better farther North because there have been lots in the last two weeks (mind you they are concentrated in small nectaring areas).
    Good luck tagging.

  4. By Dottie on Sep 4, 2008

    It looks like a slow season at my gardens – I have managed to tag only 5 monarchs so far. I haven’t seen any for several
    days – now we have rains from the hurricane Gustav – hopefully it will clear this weekend & I will see more as the latitude suggests September for migration here in St. Louis. On the other hand, I have had up to 2 dozen cats, but not one has pupated to completion – something has happened during each pupation & they all died. I still have 4 cats out on the milkweed & I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will successfully pupate.

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