Every Fall volunteers tag thousands of Monarchs as they fly through Arizona on their
migration to their overwintering sites. Tagging parties are scheduled in advance at
locations around the state where monarchs have frequented in the past.
Southwest Monarch Facebook page for
upcoming events and information. Scroll to "Events" at the top right. (You can see this page without being a Facebook member.)
Things you need to know
Everyone who participates in a tagging event must complete a liability/photo release form.
Click here for pdf
or click here for Word,
print the form, fill it in and bring it along. The tagging leader will also have blank forms available.
Interested in joining in the fun? Here are some helpful hints to make your experience a success:
- Wear sturdy shoes that can get wet (NO sandals, please). Many tagging sites are near and in creeks.
- Long pants and a long sleeve shirt protect your body from scratches from desert bushes.
- Wear a hat and sunblock.
- Bring sufficient water, snacks and a sack lunch. Most tagging events last 3 to 6 hours.
- All children must be accompanied by adults.
- Don't forget your camera!
- We leave promptly. Monarch butterflies are most active in the morning hours and their numbers vary
from year to year. Most areas should be filled with birds and other butterflies as well.
- Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Adriane Grimaldi