Monarch Watch Monarch Tagging Kit

Our tagging kits ship beginning in August, in time to tag monarchs
migrating to Mexico for overwintering

We do not tag monarchs prior to the fall migration and cannot ship kits out earlier

Please scroll down to the description for more important information

Price: $15.00

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    Item #: 121239
    Availability: Pre-Order

    Each Monarch Watch Standard Tagging Kit includes a set of monarch butterfly tags (you specify quantity), a datasheet (which may be photocopied if necessary), tagging instructions, and additional monarch/migration information.

    **Tagging Kits are a seasonal item and begin to ship August 1st via USPS First Class Mail**

    • Tags ship in August to focus on the monarchs migrating to Mexico for overwintering. Migration season is from September - November
    • Not all pre-ordered Tagging Kits ship ON August 1st. We ship orders each day until we are caught up, starting with the northernmost addresses and working south. It can sometimes take 2-3 weeks to get all pre-ordered kits shipped.
    • Tagging Kits ordered after August 1st usually ship within 5-10 business days of the date they are ordered. If you order in early August, your order could take 2-3 weeks to ship.

    USPS First Class Mail can take 5-7 days to be delivered. For orders placed after August 1st, please allow 2 weeks from the order date for delivery before requesting a replacement.

    Please Note:

    • Tags are only good for the year they are issued.
    • Please only order enough tags for your tagging activities this year.
    • Monarch Tags are only shipped to areas east of the Rocky Mountains.

    We welcome you to visit for more information about:

    • How to tag monarchs. A video can also be viewed here.
    • Why we only tag monarchs in time for fall migration
    • To print or submit data sheets
    • To view tag recoveries from previous years
    • And much more about our tagging program