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Participation fee $0
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Spend the time outdoors
Location CA Western Rocky Mountains
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Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count

Help researchers take census of winter Monarch butterflies.
Count Monarchs in colonies, mornings around Thanksgiving.

The Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count (WMTC) is a citizen-science project designed to census the size of these winter colonies. As the name implies, it is conducted over a two-week period around the (American) Thanksgiving weekend in November by a large number of volunteers. The project is coordinated by several individuals including Dennis Frey (professor emeritus, Cal Poly) and Mia Monroe (National Parks Service & Coordinator of California Monarch Campaign, Xerces Society).

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