Monitor Monarchs

The monarch population has seriously declined over the last twenty years. To protect these beautiful, iconic pollinators, it is crucial that we have high quality information on their distribution, habitat availability and habitat quality. The Monarch Conservation Science Partnership needs the help of volunteer citizen scientists, like you, to collect this information.
As a volunteer, you would:
• Visit a site to monitor once per month during the growing season (2-4 hours per session)
• Collect data on monarch adults, larvae, and habitat
• Test new field techniques
• Provide feedback on the monitoring program
Your participation in this national monitoring effort will inform how stakeholders across North America conserve the iconic monarch butterfly! Read more about the program at
Training: Four free training sessions will be held:
• Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, Prairie City, IA: May 5th-6th
• MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington, MN: June 3rd-4th
• Fenner Nature Center, Lansing, MI: June 10th-11th
•UW-Madison Arboretum, Madison, WI: June 24th-25th
Register for a training:
Questions? Email Laura Lukens or Kyle Kasten:,