Monarch Larva Monitoring Project

Are you concerned about the status of monarch populations?
                Would you like to become a citizen scientist and contribute data to the study of monarchs?
                                         Do you have access to a natural area where milkweeds (Asclepias spp.) are growing? 


You are invited to join us for a Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP)* workshop to learn how you can help!

Participants will learn about monarch biology including how to identify eggs, the five stages of larvae, pupae, and male and female adults.  In the field training using the MLMP protocols for sampling monarchs and milkweeds as well as the online data entry process will be covered.


Fellowship Camp and Conference Center
June 27, 2015
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 Space is limited.  Register now.

If your team is willing to commit to regularly monitor and report your data for two milkweed growing seasons, you will receive an official MLMP Monitoring Kit (valued at $45) which includes an apron, clipboard, rain gauge, hand lens, ruler, thermometer, a set of life cycle cards, and the book entitled "Milkweed, Monarchs and More: A Field Guide to the Invertebrate Community in the Milkweed Patch."  One kit per team.


*The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project is a citizen science project involving volunteers from across the United States and Canada in monarch research. It was developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota to collect long-term data on larval monarch populations and milkweed habitat. 
The overarching goal of the project is to better understand how and why monarch populations vary in time and space, with a focus on monarch distribution and abundance during the breeding season in North America. As an MLMP volunteer, your contributions will aid in conserving monarchs and their threatened migratory phenomenon, and advance our understanding of butterfly ecology in general.