Fox 22 interviews Hutchins about monarch research

Fox 22 Bangor interviewed Wesley Hutchins, a junior in UMaine’s wildlife ecology program from Swanville, Maine, about monarch butterfly research he is conducting in the lab of assistant professor Amber Roth. Hutchins is comparing migration behavior of captive-raised and wild monarch butterflies. “I’m placing tiny little tracking devices on monarch butterflies and then it will actually track their movements across the country on my laptop,” he said. The project utilizes the Motus Wildlife Tracking System, an international network of stations that pick up signals from tagged wildlife within eight miles of each station.