Friday, February 12, 2016

Monarchs on the move: Report your sightings

Citizen science projects wants your data, and gives cool info in return.

Monarchs on the move: Report your sightings


Another southbound migration season is about to begin, and Journey North, the nonprofit citizen science program, wants your help.

They want people to report when and where they see monarch butterflies flying.

That should be easy along the Jersey coast in a few weeks, when you can see dozens -- or hundreds -- an hour floating southward over the dunes or through area gardens. (Tough to count, though.)

Go to the website,,  to learn more about how to get your kids, your students, whomever, involved.

You can also learn cool stuff like how long it takes a monarch to fly from Washington, D.C., to Angangueo, Mexico.

And why they migrate instead of hibernate.

And whether they ever get lost.

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