Past Training

November 10-11th, 2018 - Saline Valley group survey:

We had 15 amazing volunteers come to Saline Valley for training and the first survey of the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count! The monarch numbers in Saline Valley were low and we counted only 13 monarchs at Hunter Canyon. We were able to tag one monarch with the help of one of our youngest volunteers, Coco. Thank you to everyone that was able to make it!

Volunteers learn about monarch biology and migration at the November 10th Saline Valley training

Survey training webinar on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 9:00 - 11:00 am PT:

Topics: Monarch biology and life history, survey protocol, decontamination protocol, safety, and more!

You can view the recorded webinar here.

Survey and monarch tagging training on October 6-7th, 2018 in Bishop, California

We hosted a small training covering monarch life history, overwintering, and the survey protocol on Saturday and on Sunday we headed out in the field to learn how to tag monarchs.

Monarch volunteers scan the trees for signs of monarchs during our October 7th monarch training. Photo courtesy Ursula Esser.

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