According to scientists, monarch populations have plummeted by 90% in the last 20 years.
Yesterday, citizen scientists rocked the International Monarch Blitz at the Royal Botanical Garden's Princess Point in Hamilton, Ontario.
We counted milkweed (the ONLY PLANT monarch caterpillars will eat), monarch eggs, caterpillars & adults. Our data contribution will help scientists understand the conservation needs of declining monarch populations.
The above link will connect you to resources to help you learn how to identify milkweed plants, monarch eggs, caterpillars and adults. Step by step instruction for submitting observations are provided. This is a great activity for families, youth groups and church groups.
According to The Trinational Monarch Knowledge Network
(A Centralized Open Database to Make North American Monarch and Milkweed Data Accessible):
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