Thursday, August 25th , 2011 10:00am
Schor Conservation Area – Pavilion 58 Shoreview Dr, Canaan
3 – 6 year olds with adult
Explore, interact, and discover nature in a beautiful outdoor setting. Participants will observe and expand their knowledge of nature and learn about what lives in their own backyard. Discover this mighty migrating insect and study the lifecycle of the monarch butterfly. Every fall, monarch butterflies of Columbia County make a journey of over 2,000 miles to reach their winter roosting sites in Mexico. An environmental educator will talk about the monarch butterfly lifecycle and participants will have the opportunity to view butterflies in various stages. At the conclusion of the talk we will tag an adult butterfly and release it at the Schor Conservation Area. Tagging monarchs helps researchers gather data to answers questions about monarch butterfly migration and conserve habitat. Participants will decorate their own butterfly wings to wear home and nets will be available to try their hand at capturing butterflies.
For more information, contact Tom Crowell at 518.392.5252, ext. 209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.