When April 12, 2024 at 10:30am 1 hr
Where Virtual
Contact Cheryl Anderson [email protected] 6138497743

Become a Monarch Citizen Scientist 

60-minute training session for people interested in the conservation of the Monarch Butterfly

April 12, 2024

10:30 am by zoom

presented by John Lowry and Cheryl Anderson

Our Monarch Monitoring Project involves collecting Monarch data and submitting it to the Biodiversity of Prince Edward County's South Shore project on iNaturalist. iNaturalist is an online social network of people sharing biodiversity information to help each other learn about nature. SSJI’s board member, John Lowry has initiated the project. He is an active contributor to iNaturalist with his expertise, photography and time.

This webinar will explain how to collect the data and how to submit it to iNaturalist. We will talk about monitoring for Monarchs through the summer and Monarch roosts as we move into fall.

Monarchs will begin to arrive in Prince Edward County in June. Through July and August, eggs, caterpillars, pupae and adult Monarchs will be able to be found. Moving into late August and September roosts of many Monarchs preparing for migration can be seen in the South Shore area. The data collected will help to assess the present biodiversity of our region. Information on iNaturalist can provide researchers with important data on population trends of the Monarch butterfly.

Photo by John Lowry (South Shore 2023)



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