Be an ambassador
Join the Cape May Monarch Monitoring Project’s team as a trained volunteer – a Monarch Ambassador.
Monarch Ambassador Training Session
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 4:30PM
@ The Wetlands Institute!
The southern migration of Monarch butterflies will be starting soon and our gardens will be covered in Monarchs! We need your help in collecting data, tagging butterflies, and sharing information about Monarch migration with visitors!
A “Monarch Ambassador” conducts “Butterfly Host Plant Garden Walk and Monarch Tagging Demo” or does point counts (standing at one designated point for 20 minutes and counting all the Monarchs seen during that time) in The Wetlands Institute Garden.
No experience is necessary. Monarch Ambassadors will need to attend our training session. The training lasts about 2 hours. The first hour being a presentation on Monarch biology and the work of the Monarch Monitoring Project, and the second hour outside, learning to tag monarchs and to properly record data from point counts and tagging.
Garden Walks and Tagging Demos
Tuesday and Thursday September 4 – 27th at 3:00PM
A brief, informal talk about garden habitats, butterfly biology & life history, with a focus on Monarch butterflies and a tagging demo.
Monarch Point Counts
Everyday at 10:00AM and 4:00PM
A point count is simply standing at one designated point for 20 minutes and counting all the Monarchs seen during that time. This seemly unsophisticated count if done with consistency over time can show population patterns through designated areas.
Sign up to be a Monarch Ambassador Today!
The training is free, but RSVP is required. Along with the names of all planning to attend, please be sure to let us know of any experience you have working with monarch butterflies. Please include the ages of any potential volunteers under the age of 18.