Monday, September 29, 2014

Monarch Watch SHU 214


"Monarch Watch SHU 214" 
Judy Royal Glenn Photography 


Meet Monarch butterfly SHU 214.  Recently, at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Monarch butterflies were given a special tag on their wings to help track the butterflies during their migration to Mexico.  Much data can be retrieved from tracking the butterflies such as their survival rate, weather influences on their migration, and the pathways they take during migration.  The tag contains three letters and three numbers and is printed with waterproof ink on polypropylene sheets.  A special 3M adhesive is used to adhere the tag on the butterfly’s wing.

Click here for more information on tagging Monarch butterflies. 

Click for my here for my story on Guidepost.org about Monarch butterflies and their migration to Mexico. 

Location: Athens, Georgia

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