Year: 2018

Preliminary Thanksgiving 2018 count results

Each year, during a three-week period around Thanksgiving, scores of volunteers fan out through coastal California to find and count overwintering monarch butterflies as part of the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count. The results are eagerly awaited, as the count provides the

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Western Monarch Count Training

Location: Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary,  250 Ridge Rd., Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (meet in the parking lot on Ridge Road, in-between the adult school and motel) Date & Time: Sunday, November 4th, 2018 from 8:00 – 10:00 am Description: Please

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Monarch Counting Field Training for Volunteers – NEW LOCATION!

Location: Carpinteria Creek, 5400 6th St, Carpinteria, CA 93013 (meet in the parking lot of the preschool) Date & Time: Saturday, November 10th 2018 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am Description: Join Charis van der Heide, Santa Barbara Regional Coordinator, for

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Monarch Site Observer Training

Location: Ardenwood, Fremont, CA 94555 Date & Time: Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 from 9:30 am – 2:00 pm Description: You can help protect monarchs! Become a Community Scientist, trained by monarch experts to count and record observations at one or more

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Monarch Count Presentation – GCV Volunteer Educational Event

Location: The Sandbox, 414 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Date & Time: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm Description: The monarch overwintering season is fast approaching! Learn all about the Xerces Society and the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count (WMTC)

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Second New Year’s Count Supports Monarchs Movement Between Sites

The Xerces Society’s Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count provides a long-running record of the number of monarchs overwintering in California—including the steep decline of recent decades. Volunteers and biologists who take part in the Thanksgiving Count have been invaluable in monitoring

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Newly released monarch overwintering site management plan provides blueprint for protecting and managing monarch groves

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, Groundswell Coastal Ecology, California Department of Parks and Recreation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have developed a western monarch butterfly overwintering site management plan that also serves as a template for land

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Western Monarch Butterflies Continue to Decline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Sarina Jepsen, Endangered Species Program Director, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, (971) 244-3727, sarina.jepsen@xerces.org Emma Pelton, Conservation Biologist, Endangered Species Program, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, (503) 232-6639, emma.pelton@xerces.org Western Monarch Butterflies Continue to

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