Monarchs and Milkweeds 2019
August 17th, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre, Manitoba
Inventories and Monitoring
Flex your citizen scientist skills in Manitoba’s beautiful Tall Grass Prairie natural area! Come on out and track down some local monarch butterflies and their milkweed side-kicks. Your observations will help us understand how to improve habitat conservation for this endangered species. No special expertise needed!
The data we collect will also be submitted to the Mission Monarch project, a Canada-wide initiative to collect information about the distribution and status of the Monarch.
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The Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre is located 80 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg in the heart of the Manitoba Tall Grass Prairie Preserve . Exhibits and hiking trails provide a unique opportunity to experience one of the rarest ecosystems in North America: the tall-grass prairie.What you will be doing
Spend the day hiking through rolling grasslands, searching for milkweed and counting Monarch eggs, caterpillars and butterflies!Why you will love it
Learn all about the amazing Monarch Butterfly and how to spot its various life stages. For those interested, we will also provide information about how you can contribute to Monarch conservation on your own!Questions?
Contact Christine Chilton: firstname.lastname@example.org
The date for the event is subject to change with the weather. If you are registered, you will be notified in advance of any change. Additional event details, including directions and parking instructions, will be provided after registration.
While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:
- Closed-toe shoes
- Long pants
- Light layers
- 1L Water in any reusable water bottle
- Bug spray
- Any necessary medications