Author: Isis Howard

Two Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count Trainings Opportunities for Santa Barbara County: FULL Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 9:00 – 10:30 am Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 8:00 – 9:30 am Location: Volunteers will meet regional coordinator, Charis van der Heide …

WMC Volunteer Training in Santa Barbara: 11/12/22 & 11/13/22 Read More »

Learn how to count monarch butterflies in Los Angeles! Join Richard Rachman, the Los Angeles County volunteer coordinator for the Xerces Society’s Western Monarch Count (WMC), for a sunrise monarch count training. You will be trained on protocols, general ideas, …

Los Angeles County’s WMC Volunteer Trainings: Oct. 23, 24th, & 29th, 2022 Read More »

When & Where: Evening Zoom training on Wednesday, Oct 26, from 6-8pm, followed by an in person field visit to the Pacific Grove Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary on Saturday, Nov 5, from 8am-12pm. Description: Join Natalie Johnston and Liese Murphree of …

Monterey County’s WMC Volunteer Training: Oct. 26 & Nov. 5, 2022 Read More »

When & Where: Nov 24-25th overnight training event at Hunter Canyon in the Saline Valley, CA. Training will occur the afternoon of the 24th and a group survey will occur the morning of the 25th. (Exact times TBD) Description: Do …

Saline Valley Training & Monarch Count: Nov. 24 – 25, 2022 Read More »

When & Where: Evening Zoom training on Tuesday, Nov 1 from 7-8:30pm, followed by an in-person field visit to the San Leandro Marina Golf Course on Sunday, Nov 6, 9-11am. Description: Help count monarchs in the Bay Area! Become a …

Bay Area Western Monarch Count Volunteer Training: Nov. 1 & 6, 2022 Read More »

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By Isis Howard on March 2, 2022. Western Monarch population experiences seasonal winter decline, but remains higher than previous years. The Western Monarch New Year’s Count serves as a follow-up to the annual Thanksgiving Count to help scientists better understand how the …

New Year’s Count Of Western Monarchs Tracks Population Decline During Overwintering Season Read More »

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Expert contact: Emma Pelton, Senior Endangered Species Conservation Biologist and Western Monarch Lead, the Xerces Society; 503-212-0706; [email protected] Media contact: Deborah Seiler, Communications Director, the Xerces Society; 503-212-0550; [email protected]  Western monarchs rebound to final tally of nearly 250,000 butterflies PORTLAND, …

Press Release: Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count Totals for 2021 Read More »

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By Isis Howard & Emma Pelton on January 24, 2022 Launched in 1997, the Xerces Society’s Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count celebrates its 25th year of community science with a surprising and remarkable outcome: 247,237 monarch butterflies observed across western overwintering …

Western monarchs rebound to final tally of nearly 250,000 butterflies Read More »

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