Helpful Monarch Links

Monarch caterpillar on milkweed

Monarch caterpillar on milkweed

Monarch Watch is an educational outreach program based at the University of Kansas that engages citizen scientists in large-scale research projects. This program produces real data that relate to a serious conservation issue.

Monarch waystations:

Monarch waystations are places that provide resources necessary for monarchs to produce successive generations and sustain their migration.  Learn more about how you can create monarch-friendly habitats in your own backyard by clicking here.

Info about tagging monarchs:

The purpose of the tagging is to associate the location of capture with the point of recovery for each butterfly. The data from these recaptures are used to determine the pathways taken by migrating monarchs, the influence of weather on the migration, the survival rate of the monarchs, etc.  Learn more about tagging monarchs here!

Great videos about monarchs:

Incredible Journey of the Butterflies (YouTube)

Four Wings and a Prayer (YouTube)

Monarch Migration (YouTube)

“Flight of the Butterflies 3D” – an interview with director Mike Slee (YouTube)

Rearing Tent and Kits

Butterfly Farm Pop-Up Pavilion


Ned Smith Center