SATURDAY EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN, EVENT WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH AT 1:00PM, THANK YOU!
Catch and Tag Migrating Monarchs
Saturday, September 3, 2011 (raindate Sunday, September 4)
1:00 pm Green Lake Area
Families, friends, young and old alike, can participate in the autumn migration of monarch butterflies on Saturday, September 3 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. We will meet at the Londowski farm (see below for directions) where there will be a short orientation and a demonstration of the tagging process. Then participants will head out to the clover and alfalfa fields on the farm to net monarchs and attach numbered tags to their wings, record data, and release them as part of a nationwide research project by the University of Kansas called MonarchWatch (www.monarchwatch.org).
These amazing fliers will migrate 1800 miles to spend the winter in the mountains of central Mexico.
This event is suitable for children four years and up. We recommend that children wear long pants, shoes and socks. It is free to Winnebago Audubon members. The non-member fee is $5.00 per adult and $3.00 per child 17 years and under. Pre-registration is not required. Non-members may join at the event for only $20.00 for a one year family membership. A limited number of butterfly nets will be available, so please bring your own if you have one.
Teachers or families who are raising monarchs and are interested in tagging their butterflies may contact Janet for tags and forms.
For more information contact Dave Moon at 920-235-4429 or email@example.com.
CARPOOL: If you would like to carpool, meet at Carl Traeger School, in the eastside parking lot, 3000 W. 20th Ave., Oshkosh. Arrive early to depart at 12:15 pm.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: Meet us at the Londowski farm at 1:00 pm. From Hwy. 44 just southwest of Oshkosh take Hwy. 91 to Berlin. In Berlin turn left (south) on Hwy. 49 to the County Road J. Turn right on County Road J. The Londowski farm is one mile down the road. Parking will be in a field on the left side.
Please visit the Winnebago Audubon Society for additional information on the organization and how to become more involved.