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International Monarch Monitoring Blitz, July 28 - August 6, 2023
For ten days, the International Monarch Monitoring Blitz invites people in North America to find milkweed plants and look for monarch eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and butterflies.Read More
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about common monitoring issues and concerns.FAQs
The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP) involves volunteers around the world in monarch research.
It was developed in 1997 by researchers at the University of Minnesota to collect long-term data on larval monarch populations and milkweed habitat.Learn more about MLMP
Steps to Get Involved
1. Get Trained
You can train online, attend a training session given by a trainer in your region, or attend a spring virtual workshop.
2. Sign Up
If you'd like to commit to regularly monitoring one or more sites, please fill in the information below to create your account.
3. Go Monitor
Choose the MLMP activities that interest you and help us track monarch populations and understand monarch use of available habitat.
4. Submit Data
Use the MLMP data portal to submit a milkweed or monarch observation!