Monarch Watch Tagging: Rowe’s First In-Person Event since March

Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary is accepting registrations to help tag butterflies on September 12

The Monarch Watch tagging event on September 12 is the first in-person program the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary will host since March. The event consists of three tagging sessions from 1 to 4 pm with openings for 12 people per session; registration is required.

Monarch Watch is a community science project that tags migrating monarch butterflies on their southward journey to their wintering grounds in Mexico. People then report if they have found a tagged butterfly, which helps researchers better understand the routes these butterflies take each year.

“Pollinators as a whole have experienced a drastic decline in population,” said Education Manager Beka Yates, “but community science programs like Monarch Watch can help us track them and figure out how and where to conserve and expand their habitat.”

To ensure the safety of staff, volunteers, and other visitors, masks are required when within six feet of people outside of your household. The suggested donation is $5, but is not required to register.

To learn more about this event and to register, visit or email


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