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Monarch Butterflies

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

You’ve likely seen a monarch butterfly and heard about their plight. Could they become extinct? Learn about their journey to Mexico and the recent research regarding this species which relies exclusively on milkweed as food for growing caterpillars. You will also learn about the significance of the monarch in Mexican culture. We will discuss how you can play a vital role in increasing the numbers of monarch butterflies by participating in citizen science projects. After the classroom portion of the presentation, we will explore the gardens to search for monarchs, eggs and caterpillars.

Celeste Estevez has been an educator for 28 years. She is an avid gardener, hiker, photographer and most recently has created backyard habitats to support pollinators. Her monarch expertise began in 2008 when she attended a workshop presented by the Monarch Teacher Network. She immediately began sharing the wonder of monarchs with her students. Each year she raises caterpillars and releases butterflies in the hopes that they will successfully complete their journey to Mexico.

Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Donations are encouraged.
Pre-registration is not required unless otherwise noted.

For more information or to register: 860-455-9534 or jasper.sha@ct.gov, or visit http://www.friendsofgoodwinforest.org/current-programs.html or www.ct.gov/deep/goodwin

Details

Date:
August 11
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:

Organizer

Goodwin Forest Conservation Center
Phone:
860 455-9534

Venue

Goodwin Forest Conservation Center
23 Potter Rd.
Hampton, CT 06247 United States
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Phone:
860 455-9534