Question and Answer

Are there restrictions on handling monarchs?

It depends on the location! Look into your county and state’s wildlife handling laws and find out if insects are included. You may need to get a permit to handle monarchs. We suggest that you continue your passion for pollinator protection by focusing your energy on providing direct benefits to monarchs and pollinators through the creation of habitat and engaging your networks to do the same!  The primary laws and restrictions come with touching and handling monarchs, but there is a lot that we can do to protect them without handling them! If you're interested in continuing to observe habitat and find monarch eggs/caterpillars, check out the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project and reporting your observations - see www.mlmp.org.

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