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Monarch Butterfly Tagging; A citizen science program.

Saturday, September 3
Thursday, September 15
Friday, September 23
Friday, September 30

10:00am - 11:30am

 

The Monarch Butterfly is arguably one of the most interesting insect species in North America.  This butterfly is the only species of butterfly to make a two-way migration,
similar to birds, in order to survive as a
species.  Many of these butterflies travel 3,000 miles to their over wintering
destination in Central Mexico. 

 

Monarch butterfly populations have been dwindling over the past 3 decades and are currently below the extinction threshold.  This is a result of pesticides, urban sprawl, a loss of basic resources, and the continued illegal logging of overwintering forest land.

 

Join the Park Naturalist to learn more about this unique insect, its lifecycle, and how you could even help at home!  If any migrating monarchs are observed, participants will have the opportunity to try and catch and tag.

To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email

mtruesdale@pa.gov.

 

Friday, September 30 at 10:00am to 11:30am

Washington Crossing Historic Park
1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977

Bureau

State Parks

Categories

Community Science

Outdoor Activities

Wildlife Monitoring

Region

East

Target Audience

Families

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