A News Tidbit for the First Week of 2022

January 1, 2022 by Team Journey North

Ringing in the new year with monarchs.

“Monarchs enjoying my native flowers of lantana, salvia, bougainvillea, and duranta.” Comment & photo: Lorenzo in San Antonio, TX (01/01/2022)

Monitor Overwintering Monarchs in Southeastern U.S.

Journey North is again excited to partner with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the University of Georgia, Monarchs Across Georgia, and an increasing number of partners to encourage people to report winter monarch sightings in the Southeastern U.S. from December through March. If you live in the Gulf states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida as well as Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, we want to hear from you.

Not all monarchs migrate to Mexico. Some breed throughout the winter in the southeastern U.S., and scattered reports show that other monarchs might overwinter in this region in a non-reproductive state. Researchers and others studying monarchs seek your help to understand this phenomenon.

What to Report

There are three types of observations you can submit to Journey North:

  • Monarch Adult Sighted
  • Monarch Egg(s) Sighted
  • Monarch Larvae Sighted
  • Milkweed Sighted

Learn more about What to Report.

Coming Up

Monarch Overwintering Updates will resume mid-January.