Monarch Butterfly Watching and Monitoring

What to expect
  • Help the museum track the monarch butterflies as they flit about their lovely gardens
  • Grab a free journal and track the butterflies in every stage of growth, from egg to caterpillar, chrysalis to butterfly
  • Learn about the butterflies, why they are so important and about tagging methods
  • Become a part of the Monarch tagging team!
In 1882, a man by the name of Manuel Dominguez died. One year later, his wife Maria followed him to the grave, leaving the family estate in the hands of six: The Dominguez Daughters.

Learn their story as you take the ultimate tour through the gardens of their estate grounds. On this tour you’ll visit a few of the six gardens of their namesake, particularly the Guadalupe Monarch butterfly and California Native Herb Garden.

Everyone gets a journal and you’ll learn all about the butterflies, such as why they’re so important, and about tagging methods that will be implemented soon at the Rancho. If your interest is peaked, become a part of the Monarch Tagging* Team!

*Monarch Tagging, as in butterfly tracking. Not to be confused or affiliated with any type of activity involving kings/queens and spraycans.

Note: This is a free event.
Key Highlights
Price Free!
Duration / Session 2 hours
# Sessions 1
As a courtesy to fellow participants, please provide at least 24 hours cancellation notice.

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