Monarchs and Milkweeds 2019

Event Details

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.

Carpooling: If you’re interested in carpooling please click here. Happy travels!

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More Information

About Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre

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: manitoba@conservationvolunteers.ca

Please Note

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.

People of all fitness levels can participate
Running water and flush toilets
Carpooling can be arranged
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

Clothes
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Long pants
  • Light layers
Miscellaneous
  • 1L Water in any reusable water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Any necessary medications