|Spend the time||outdoors|
|Location||CA Western Rocky Mountains|
|Appropriate for kids||yes|
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).