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Monarch Butterfly Tagging for Adults
August 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sorry, this event is now full, so no further reservations will be accepted! With rain expected on Tuesday, we have rescheduled to Thursday.
Friends of Sears Island will be hosting a monarch butterfly tagging workshop for adults with Serena Cole on August 23, from 9am-11am. Cole will teach program attendees about monarch life cycles, habitat, migration patterns, and will lead a hike to the milkweed field on Sears Island, a certified Monarch Waystation. At the field, participants will have the opportunity to look for butterflies and carefully net and assist with tagging them as part of the Monarch Watch program, which tracks the annual butterfly migration. Please note that seeing and catching monarchs cannot be guaranteed. Space is limited and advance registration will be required. To sign-up, please email Serena Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is complete upon receiving a confirmation email.
Serena Cole has been a biology and environmental educator for 30 years. She has led student science groups to Costa Rica and been involved with citizen science projects at Schoodic Point Educational Research Center. Registered participants should park along the causeway at the end of Sears Island Road and meet at the island gate. Bring water and a snack and dress for walking through woods and fields, but please leave your pets at home. In the event of inclement weather, a rain date of August 25th from 9am-11am will be offered.