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Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Thursday, September 14, 2023,
4:00 pm
to 5:30 pm

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A monarch butterfly with a small sticker on its wing rests on a person's finger. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Contact Audrey at (603) 525-3394 or by email to join the waitlist.

Every fall, monarch butterflies undertake a spectacular, 3,000-mile migration from New England to central Mexico. Here’s your chance to marvel at monarchs up close while contributing to the scientific understanding of their impressive annual migration!

During this afternoon of butterfly tagging, we’ll use butterfly nets to catch any monarchs we find, then affix each one with a tag that displays a unique code. Our data will then be submitted to the Monarch Watch community science project, in the hopes that these individual monarchs might be re-sighted on their overwintering grounds in Mexico or elsewhere along their migratory route. Bring a butterfly net if you have one (or use one of ours), and come prepared for sun, tall grass, ticks, and other biting insects. You’ll leave with a few tags to use on your own, and a new appreciation for this most royal of insects. No experience necessary!

4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Harris Center. Space is limited, and registration is full.

For general information about Harris Center field trips, see our Outings Information page. For more information about this particular event, including questions about accessibility, please contact Brett Amy Thelen.


Thursday, September 14, 2023
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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Brett Amy Thelen
(603) 525-3394
Audrey Dunn


Harris Center for Conservation Education
83 Kings Hwy
Hancock, NH 03449 United States
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