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Weekly Monarch Migration News Updates To Resume August 2021

Our weekly monarch news updates will resume in August. In the meantime, Ms. Gail Morris, will provide news snippets regarding the western population of monarchs during the summer months. In Gail’s most recent post, she notes, “Monarchs have suddenly appeared all over the Northwest and multiplied in Utah as well.” Read her full post here>> 

Catch up on all Gail’s posts in this Western Monarch News Archive

Monarch Monitoring Continues During Summer Months

Now that the summer breeding season is here, please continue to watch for monarchs and milkweed.

Here is a rundown on what to report:

  • Monarch Adult Sighted – Once a week if possible. Please submit photos when you can. If you observe nectaring monarchs, please let us know plant species observed if known.
  • Monarch Egg Sighted –  Once a week if possible. Please submit photos when you can. Please let us know milkweed species if known.
  • Monarch Larva Sighted – Once a week if possible. Please submit photos when you can. Please let us know milkweed species if known.
  • Monarch Other Observations – Once a week if possible. Please submit photos when you can. Other observations could include mating, laying eggs, flying, nectaring (please let us know plant species observed if known), basking in the sun, and deceased monarch.
  • Milkweed Sighted – Once a week if possible. Please submit photos when you can. Please let us know milkweed species if known.

Letters From The Field Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

If you missed the posts from Dr. Ellen Sharp, Ms. Anna Moreno, Mr. Pato Moreno, and Ms. Estela Romero this past winter, now is the time to catch up on your reading. These posts provide rich stories from the monarch sanctuaries in the States of Michoacán and Mexico, in central Mexico. 

For reports from Cerro Pelon Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary written by Dr. Ellen Sharp, Ms. Anna Moreno, and Mr. Pato Moreno, please refer to:

For Ms. Romero’s reports from Sierra Chincua and El Rosario Sanctuaries please refer to: 

For Ms. Romero’s posts describing her work with the Symbolic Migration Project and other environmental educational programming, please refer to her weekly blog posts

Migration News Spring 2021

Watch the season’s story unfold.