Los Angeles County’s WMC Volunteer Trainings: Oct. 23, 24th, & 29th, 2022

Learn how to count monarch butterflies in Los Angeles!

Join Richard Rachman, the Los Angeles County volunteer coordinator for the Xerces Society’s Western Monarch Count (WMC), for a sunrise monarch count training. You will be trained on protocols, general ideas, and tips for monitoring migratory monarch butterflies as part of the WMC community science project. Choose one of the three training date options below, and learn how to survey overwintering monarchs and their habitat for the upcoming Thanksgiving Count and New Year’s Count. Starting at sunrise, you will need to bring binoculars and your cell phone. Please dress appropriately for weather, wear good walking shoes, and bring water. We ask that you look through the online materials at WesternMonarchCount.org before joining the workshop. Detailed meetup instructions will be sent prior to workshops.

What are the steps?

1) Figure out which sites you would most likely be able to adopt to monitor:
2) Sign-up for one of these workshops. You have these three events and locations to choose from:
  1. October 23rd Downtown Hermosa Beach, Pier Ave and Valley Dr, in front of the library
  2. October 24th Rustic Canyon Recreation Center, Santa Monica, parking lot
  3. October 29th Trancas Canyon, Malibu, in the Trancas Country Market, parking lot
3) Download Survey 123 using the directions below: