The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) has declared that our habitat development has added up to a good summer for monarchs
“Wisconsin’s ‘supergeneration’ of monarchs are now flying 1,700 miles to their overwintering sites in Mexico where official population counts will be taken. Already, citizen reports to Journey North* show monarch numbers were impressive during this summer’s breeding period.
Thank you to everyone who planted or maintained milkweed and other native plants in 2019 to aid monarchs and other pollinators. You are making a difference!
- To follow the monarch’s incredible journey and learn more about why 2019 is shaping up to be a good year for monarchs, visit Journey North.
- To report your monarch habitat and be added to the tally for Wisconsin, download HabiTally** on your iOS device today.
The information above was taken from the Natural Heritage Conservation newsletter dated 10/3/2019.
See also Wisconsin Monarch Collaborative.
*Journey North is a web-based platform tracking migration in real-time, now hosted by the UW-Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin.
**HabiTally is a new mobile app that helps ensure all habitat efforts for Monarchs are documented.
- The data entered through HabiTally will be shared with USFWS to be considered in the listing decision on monarch butterflies
- The information collected will be made anonymous and aggregated at the county level across the eastern migratory region