“For obvious reasons, one-on-one tagging demos can’t happen this year,” said Maeckle, “but the education will continue.”
Butterflies will be tagged and released at various locations around San Antonio in the name of a person who passed, rather than the person who tagged it, she explained. The names and data collected will be sent to Monarch Watch, which pays pays $5 per tagged butterfly found and reported in the Mexican mountains. Recoveries are announced each spring.
A video of the tagging and other events will be released on October 29 in honor of those who passed. All events will be FREE.