The summer of 2014 was a turning point in my hobby of raising monarchs. I began tagging them. I had never done this before and it took some gentle maneuvering to figure out how to best handle the monarchs. Before, I would just hang them on my finger. I had never touched their wings. I got the hang of it quickly and was able to tag and release 30 monarchs. There were 15 males and 15 females. Since then, I have tagged and released up to 200 monarchs during the summer. Most of my favorite pictures are below. I named every monarch after my Facebook followers or one of their family members. It was GREAT FUN for everyone!