Sign Up to Monitor


Please email wmtc@xerces.org to sign up to adopt and monitor a specific overwintering site (you can find a map of sites and information about each on our map). A few things to remember:

  • New monitors need to undergo training and/or shadow an established monitor for the first year.
  • Monitors will ideally visit the same site each year.
  • Monitors can adopt more than one site!
  • Sites can be adopted by more than one person – this will give us more data points. However, one of the goals of this project is to cover more sites, so if you can adopt a site that doesn’t yet have a monitor, that would be ideal.
  • Once you have signed up for a site, the Xerces monarch coordinator will contact you with additional information on accessing and counting that particular site.

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