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North River Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield

South East Monarch Watch Volunteers Needed

August 02, 2023

Help Mass Audubon capture and tag migrating monarchs at our sanctuaries by participating in the national Monarch Watch program! The Monarch Watch program is used by Mass Audubon to engage volunteers in the monarch's migration through data collection and tagging.

Holding a tagged Monarch butterfly

Monarch Watch volunteers will be trained and responsible for collecting migration data on monarchs by independently searching for, capturing, and tagging wild monarchs on our Southeast wildlife sanctuaries. Volunteers will learn how to identify, capture, handle, sex, and tag monarchs.

This volunteer position begins on August 21st and is needed until September 30th. Weekly requirements include visiting Allens Pond, Daniel Webster, North River, Oak Knoll or Tidmarsh and volunteers will be required to track their hours within the online volunteer platform. This position requires walking on sometimes uneven terrain and through tall grass. Walking distances vary by location.

Volunteer Interest Form

More information on Monarch butterflies