Having Fun Monarch Tagging

bgossmonarchtaggingseptember1020162An enthusiastic group of people participated in our second tagging day. There were plenty of Monarchs along the Captain Spence Path but the high winds made it very difficult to net them. So the group headed to Perkins Park where several Monarchs were tagged.  One Monarch netted already had a tag. The tag turned out to be a Monarch that BGOSS tagged over a week ago. So, this tells us that this Monarch is enjoying the plentiful food source at Perkins Park planted by BGOSS. Monarchs need to store high energy fats for the long voyage to Mexico. Francis Chua, from Bruce Power, who helped plant the pods at Perkins Park, also netted, tagged and released his first ever Monarch.  The nets were provided by our major sponsor, Bruce Power as part of our ongoing partnership.