|Male monarch feeding on Tithonia at East Quarter Farms Community Garden in Concord|
Citizen reports of sightings (at all life stages) provide invaluable data for tracking the health of the monarch population throughout its range. A wonderfully informative website (and App) are available to make reporting easy and provides seasonal news, natural history information and real time, animated maps to keep everyone informed of the monarchs' annual movements and activities. Go to Monarch Joint Venture for a wealth of news and information on Monarch conservation efforts across the continent. To record your sightings and follow the timing and movement of Monarchs annually, go to Journey North/Monarch Butterfly.
|Underwing of butterfly above|