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2009 Season Tag Recoveries

Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 5:09 pm by Jim
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We have been receiving lots of questions about when the 2009 season tag recoveries will be posted. We do not have a large number of them at this point due to the fact that we did not make our annual trek to the monarch overwintering area in Mexico. As you may know, the heart of the monarch overwintering area was devastated by heavy rainfall, hail, landslides, and flooding earlier this year – you can read about this disaster of extraordinary proportions right here at

We have posted a preliminary list of 2009 season tag recoveries (from Canada, the U.S., and Mexico) and will be adding to it as additional reports come in. Rest assured, we will eventually have all of the recovery data out of Mexico (it is likely to be a large number of tags due to the storms) and will add them to our tag recovery database as soon as possible.

Stay tuned!

  1. 2 Responses to “2009 Season Tag Recoveries”

  2. By leanne on May 24, 2010

    I live in Blenheim New Zealand and i have a swan plant with a monarch chrysallis on it the thing is though its been over two weeks and the monarch is still to appear is this normal or has our little wonder died?

  3. By Jo Johnstone on Aug 15, 2010

    The storms were terrible last February and I was wondering how the village of Angangueo is doing now after the horrible devastation? I haven’t seen anything about it on the news then or now. I was fortunate to visit Angangueo eleven years ago and then go on up the mountain to see the monarchs. Unforgetable!! I always thought I’d go back sometime the end of February or beginning of March to celebrate the monarchs coming down the mountain on their way back. I do hope the village and the people will heal.

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