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Tremont Institute invites public to “Monarch Tagging” in Cades Cove

TOWNSEND, TN. — Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont invites you to participate in monarch tagging in Cades Coves, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Monarch tagging - Photo by Tiffany Beachy, courtesy of Tremont Institute.

Who doesn’t love running around in a sunny field with a butterfly net? Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico every year for the winter. Tremont Institute would like to learn more about their migration and population status by tagging them. Each year, Tremont tags monarch butterflies in September and October.

Monarch tagging is one of several citizen science projects conducted at Tremont Institute. Citizen science is public participation in scientific research. Tremont uses citizen science as an invaluable tool to connect people with nature. Hands-on experience with real research projects engages and excites students and volunteers.

The public is invited to attend monarch tagging, free of charge. Participants will help catch and identify butterflies and other insects. Several dates are available. All ages are welcome.

For more information and to sign up, please visit:

Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont provides in-depth experiences through educational programs that celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, foster stewardship, and nurture appreciation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Connecting People and Nature since 1969.

Published August 22, 2018

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