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Monday, September 5, 2016

TAGGING MONARCH BUTTERFLIES, PRESQU'ILE PROVINCIAL PARK, BRIGHTON, ON

   This past weekend we attended Monarchs & Migrants Weekend at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.  Expert Monarch Butterfly tagger Don Davis gave a demonstration of tagging the butterflies.  The first photo is of Monarch Butterfly that had been tagged and then released.  The second photo is of another Monarch Butterfly that doesn't seem to be tagged. 
   The photos after the first two show the tagging process.  The butterflies had been caught a few days before and each kept in an envelope and refrigerated.  In the third and fourth Don removed the envelope from the storage container and the butterfly from the envelope.  The last four photos show Don emplacing the tag on the Monarch Butterfly's wing.  After this it is released.