Monarchs and Milkweeds

Event Details

August 11th, 2018, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Weston Family Tall Grass Prairie Interpretive Centre, Manitoba
Inventories and Monitoring

Help NCC spot milkweed and Monarchs in Manitoba’s Tall Grass Prairie. As a citizen scientist, you will help us assess the success of our conservation work in providing suitable habitat 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 to the property with other volunteers, please click here and add your car, or join a car. (There’s also a wait list feature if there’s no car listed yet where you’re traveling from.) 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

Join NCC staff and spend the day hiking through beautiful Tall Grass Prairie searching for milkweed and counting Monarch eggs, caterpillars and butterflies.

Why you will love it

Come out and learn all about the amazing Monarch butterfly and how to spot its various life stages. For those interested, staff will also provide information about how you can contribute to this monarch conservation on your own!


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Please Note

The date for the event is subject to change with 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
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:

  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Long pants
  • Any necessary medications