Should I ship monarchs south (or take them with me on vacation to release) in order to help them on their migration?
We do not recommend moving monarchs (USDA permits are required to ship across state lines), or otherwise helping them get further south along their journey. Nature has its ways and it's best not to interfere. These late monarchs are not meant to make the journey, and that's okay. There are likely unforeseen effects if we were to help monarchs in this way, genetically and in how we monitor the population.
It's best to save the carbon emissions on this, especially since monarchs are a species that will be greatly affected by climate change.