Massachusetts Butterfly Club

Monarch Guardians 2018

Can You ID This Butterfly?

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2. Click the photo to see the
species web page.  
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For butterflies in general, survival of egg to adult in the wild has been estimated to be about 2% to 8%. For many species, certainly including Monarch butterflies, there are many human activities that continue to be threats to butterfly populations.

                                           Howard Hoople. Used with permission.

However, whether it be for educational purposes, or for enjoyment, or to be fortunate enough to witness the miracle of metamorphosis, or for wanting to give a little bit back to the world, there are individuals and groups of people who care enough about Monarch butterflies to find eggs or caterpillars in the wild, nurture the caterpillars, insure the safety of the chrysalises, and release the butterflies back into the wild. These individuals and groups will be recognized as Monarch Guardians.

To become a certified Monarch Guardian, please send in your information (see below) for the first Monarch butterfly that you release in the 2016 butterfly season.

Your information will be added to the
        Monarch Guardian Honor Roll for 2018
and a Monarch Guardian Certificate will be sent to you.

Please send the following information:
    your name and age (or age range),
    location where you have found the eggs or caterpillars,
    and the date and location of release.
E-mail to:
                (put Monarch Guardian in the subject line).
Or mail to: Madeline Champagne, 7 Pond Ave., Foxboro, MA 02035
           (be sure to include phone number and return address).

Click on links below to see honor roll from prior years.
             Monarch Guardian Honor Roll for 2018.
             Monarch Guardian Honor Roll for 2017.
             Monarch Guardian Honor Roll for 2016.
             Monarch Guardian Honor Roll for 2015.
             Monarch Guardian Honor Roll for 2014.
             Monarch Guardian Honor Roll for 2013.
             Monarch Guardian Honor Roll for 2012.
             Monarch Guardian Honor Roll for 2011.

Click here to see an article on How to Help Monarch Butterflies.

If you are interested in raising Monarch butterflies, and you have access to milkweed, please contact Madeline for detailed instructions.

                                           Howard Hoople. Used with permission.