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Weekly Monarch Migration News Updates Resume January 2022

Our Monarch and Milkweed News Updates will resume in mid-January 2022.

What To Report Now

Now that the fall migration season has ended, we turn to monitoring monarch activities in the Southeastern and Western U.S. Here is a rundown on what to report:

  • Monarch Adult Sighted – Once a week if possible, please report all monarch adults (ie. butterflies, not eggs or larvae) that you see. Reports should reflect the number of monarchs you observe at a single location. In your comments, tell us more about your observation. How many adult monarch butterflies did you observe at this location? How did you estimate the number of monarch observed? Please submit photos when you can. 
  • 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, 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: Western Monarchs and Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

For news of the Western monarch population, Ms. Gail Morris will continue her articles in January and February. Catch up on her previous news updates: Western Monarch News Archive.

If you missed the posts from Dr. Ellen Sharp, Ms. Anna Moreno, Mr. Pato Moreno, and Ms. Estela Romero, 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

And, if you have not seen Ms. Romero’s video yet, follow this link>>

Migration News Spring 2022

Watch the season’s story unfold.