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Help tag monarchs in Ridges workshops

3:07 PM, Aug. 27, 2013
Monarch butterflies that have been tagged, like this one, are able to be tracked by researchers on their migration routes from the Upper Midwest to Mexico and Southern California. Two workshops at The Ridges Sanctuary will help volunteers tag the butterflies.
Monarch butterflies that have been tagged, like this one, are able to be tracked by researchers on their migration routes from the Upper Midwest to Mexico and Southern California. Two workshops at The Ridges Sanctuary will help volunteers tag the butterflies.
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The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor is offering two monarch butterfly tagging workshops this weekend.

In the entire world, there are no butterflies that migrate like the North American monarchs. Unable to survive a long cold winter, they must fly thousands of miles to roosting areas in the warmer climates of Mexico and Southern California.

Yet many questions remain about this magnificent fall migration. How do the monarchs move across the continent? Do they move in specific directions or take certain pathways? How is the migration influenced by the weather? Does the migration differ ...

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