Reports of Butterfly Sightings

These are reports of Monarch Butterfly sightings throughout New Zealand (mostly!). You can contribute by reporting Monarch sightings and also by reporting pest sightings in your area.

Porirua / Papakowhai / 2019-08-16 12:00:00

Friday, August 16th, 2019

only saw a couple of monarchs. was expecting to c alot of them wintering

  • City/Region: Porirua
  • Suburb: Papakowhai
  • Site: butterfly habitat park
  • Trees: mixed, nectaring on bottlebrush
  • Weather: sunny/ windy

Whakatane / / 2019-08-14 12:30:00

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

A number of monarchs in the trees. Sorry not sure what trees they were but they were latge

  • City/Region: Whakatane
  • Site: Large Trees at end of Eivers road by the river
  • Weather: Overcast no wind

Christchurch / Addington / 2019-08-13 13:00:00

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Large Conifer Tree at the entrance of the church has 20+ monarchs “nesting” in its branches and have been there for a good month now

  • City/Region: Christchurch
  • Suburb: Addington
  • Site: St Marys Church
  • Trees: conifer
  • Weather: Sunshine

Dobson / / 2019-08-11 11:00:00

Sunday, August 11th, 2019

Sitting on grass, looking bedraggled

  • City/Region: Dobson
  • Site: Home garden - lawn
  • Trees: Beech, Ti Kouka, Lancewood, Kowhai
  • Weather: Between heavy showers

Gisborne / Riverdale / 2019-08-08 12:30:00

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

2 monarchs mating on the grass under the trees.

  • Tag: SAE651
  • City/Region: Gisborne
  • Suburb: Riverdale
  • Site: school yard
  • Trees: pine trees and grass
  • Weather: fine

Napier / Poraiti / 2019-07-27 14:00:00

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

4 flying around

  • City/Region: Napier
  • Suburb: Poraiti
  • Site: Tip cemetery by fryer rd Napier
  • Trees: Puriri
  • Weather: Fine and still

Auckland / Mount Roskill / 2019-07-27 10:30:00

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

two flying fast

  • City/Region: Auckland
  • Suburb: Mount Roskill
  • Site: home garden
  • Weather: 17C sunshine

Greymouth / / 2019-07-26 12:00:00

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Flying from east to west

  • City/Region: Greymouth
  • Site: 7805 in my backyard
  • Weather: Beautiful Sunshine

Ngatea / / 2019-07-25 12:00:00

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

5 monarch on a bush this is first time I have so many thought this not there season

  • City/Region: Ngatea
  • Site: Home garden
  • Weather: Warm

Ngatea / / 2019-07-25 12:00:00

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

5 monarch on a bush this is first time I have so many thought this not there season

  • City/Region: Ngatea
  • Site: Home garden
  • Weather: Warm