I am loving having a Monarch tagging kit. I think that the best part of it is holding these amazing insects.
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Monarch tagging is just one of the ways that we can help this amazing butterfly. Each tag has its own unique number and letter code that you write down on your data sheet, along with gender, date, and place of capture.
The Monarch pictured above is a male, and the way you can tell is, on both hind wings there is a little sack and his veins are thinner then a females.
They are one beautiful butterfly that I would like to try to help keep alive.
Tagging is one of the ways that we can help, but another is planting butterfly gardens. For this specific species you only need to plant milkweed which serves as a dual-purpose plant, being food for both adult and larvae. By doing these two little things, we might be able to save these beautiful butterfly.
This is a Monarch Caterpillar on a Milkweed plant.