Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory

Citizen Science


Those who are over the age of 60, and were nature lovers as children, probably have sweet recollections of discovering tree branches coated with Monarch Butterflies in the early fall.  Just like the changing leaf color, and the flocks of geese headed south, this phenomenon was a common harbinger of the change of seasons.

This once common sight is now a distant memory. The plight of the Monarchs, and their dwindling population, has been highly publicized. Loss of habitat is, once again, at the heart of the problem, and it is exciting that the City of Port Washington has taken the “Monarch Pledge.” Read more about it HERE.