During late summer and fall, Monarchs migrate to central Mexico to spend the winter; they are the only insect to undertake this amazing feat. As part of Monarch Watch, a citizen science program aiding in the long-term conservation of this species, Long Point Basin Land Trust will be tagging Monarchs to better understand this journey. Kathryn Boothby, local naturalist and butterfly enthusiast, will be guiding two workshops on Saturday, September 2017. Participants will learn how to properly catch, tag, and release Monarchs. Other colourful butterflies may also be spotted throughout the day, and participants will learn tips and tricks for identifying them.
Workshop 1: 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Workshop 2: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30.p.m.
Location: Shirley and George Pond Nature Reserve
Access to the property is via Front Road, approximately 2 km west of Turkey Point Rd. The property is on the north side of the road with a large gravel parking area by the old barn. Click here for map.
Space is limited for this event so please register here.