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International Monarch Monitoring Bioblitz

Join scientists and community scientists all over the world for International Monarch Monitoring Blitz July 28 through August 6, 2023! Look for monarch butterflies (all life stages—egg, larva, pupa, adult) and milkweeds and report your sightings to one of the organizations below:

Canada: Mission Monarch


United States:

Interested in more ways to protect insects? Become an X Kid with Xerces Society


Western Monarch Mystery Challenge

Do you want to help conserve monarch butterflies? Join this community science project from researchers at WSU, UC Davis and the Xerces Society—and report monarch butterflies you see every year between February and April.

What To Do:

  1. If you see a monarch butterfly outside of overwintering groves, take a picture! (Don’t worry, it can be far away and blurry).
  2. Report it to scientists using one of these options. Don’t forget to tell them when and where you saw the butterfly.
    1.  iNaturalist (the app is free)
    2.  Western Monarch Milkweed Mapper OR
    3.  Email it to

Click the images below to learn more about monarch butterflies!