Tagging Migrating Monarch Butterflies In Transylvania For MonarchWatch
Last updated 12/16/2015 at 1:15pm
It would be easy to think that if you saw a group of adults out chasing butterflies with nets in the open spaces around town, that they had to be a little off – and maybe so. But when I go netting these beautiful insects, I do it with real purpose.
This year, 100 monarch butterflies that stopped to drink nectar from Transylvania County's fall blossoms were tagged with a small adhesive sticker belonging to the Monarch Watch program. Admin-istered through the University of Kansas, this program tracks monarch migration. These butterflies make an annual journey south – a distance of over...