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Learn more about our Monarch Alert Team and our other ongoing projects

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News and Upcoming Events

Get in the know! Click to read more about recent news and upcoming events regarding monarch butterflies.

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About Monarch Butterflies

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Tagged Monarch

Report a Monarch

Report a sighting of a monarch

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Monarch Distribution

See how your tagging data can be used to monitor monarch distribution across the Western United States

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Get Educated

Learn about monarchs, milkweed, and more!

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Get Involved

Find out how you can get involved with saving the monarchs!

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As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people..

  —Joseph B. Wirthlin

Welcome to Monarch Alert!

This is a website designed to help you learn about Monarch butterflies and how you can get involved by helping them through citizen science.

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Scientific Literature made easy! Browse summaries on monarch-related papers and reviews.

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Visit our student blog and check out our current projects in the lab or ask us questions.

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If you locate a tagged monarch, please report the details about your sighting to Monarch Alert.

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Have a butterfly garden? Please complete our online survey about butterfly gardens and Monarch Butterflies breeding.

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