Transects (and tagging of monarch butterflies)

Our tagging project ended in 2020 after 15 years of tagging butterflies.

Sightings of butterflies and pests affecting butterflies are no longer being recorded. We encourage you to report sightings to

iNaturalist is a searchable website where you can record what you see in NZ nature, meet other nature watchers and learn about our natural world. With the help of various scientists working in the natural world, all sightings (with photographs) are documented and the information also contributes to the GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility).

If you are interested in walking transects, this project requires dedication and long-term commitment – please contact .

What pests affect Monarchs?