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2008 Season Monarch Tag Recoveries – First Look

25 April 2009 | Author: Jim

We've posted a preliminary list of Monarch Watch tags recovered at the monarch overwintering sites in Mexico this spring. We are still proofreading this listing and will be revising and/or adding to it as we receive new information. As before, ...

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Monarch Butterfly: Top Ten Facts

15 April 2009 | Author: Chip Taylor

Although monarchs get lots of press, news accounts and video productions often contain errors and misrepresentations that detract from the quality of the productions. The source of these errors is not clear but a quick scan of a number of ...

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Monarch Watch Tagging Event

17 September 2008 | Author: Jim

Come visit us this Saturday - in person or online! Saturday, 20 September 2008 7:30-11:30am CDT Lawrence, KS, USA Once again, Jayhawk Audubon Society and Monarch Watch are sponsoring Monarch butterfly tagging for the public at the Baker University Wetlands. The wetlands ...

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2008 Tags – Going Fast!

13 August 2008 | Author: Jim

The 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 ...

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Preliminary List of 2007 Season Recoveries

24 April 2008 | Author: Jim

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: Jim

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: Jim

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: Jim

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 ...

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Send Us Your Data

2 November 2001 | Author: Jim

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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