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This page last updated July 18, 2013

See Fall 2013 tagging trips below

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.

Interested in joining in the fun? Here are some helpful hints to make your experience a success:
  • Wear sturdy shoes that can get wet. 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.
  • Don't forget your camera!

Photo by Adriane Grimaldi

2013 Tagging Trips

Dates to be announced soon
  • Wear long pants and shoes that can get wet (no sandals, please), sun hat, sun block. Bring snacks and/or lunch and plenty of water.
  • 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 swmonarchs@yahoo.com
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