Date: 6/20/19 8:26 am From: Kent McFarland <kmcfarland...> Subject: [VTBIRD] Mission Monarch workshop
Did you know populations of Vermont’s state butterfly, the Monarch, have
been declining dramatically over the last two decades? While conservation
research has focused on this issue, there are still many unknowns in the
ecology of this beautiful and tenacious species. Join us for this workshop,
brought to you by the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National HistoricalPark,
Vermont Center for Ecostudies, and the Montreal Insectarium, and learn how
you can get involved in documenting Monarch breeding this summer! It is
easy and fun!
The workshop will prepare you with everything you need to participate in
the 2019 International Monarch Monitoring Blitz (see
http://www.mission-monarch.org/mission-monarch-blitz/). From July 27th to
August 4th, observers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico will be
surveying milkweed plants in search of all life stages of Monarchs. Data
will be collected by Mission Monarch and used to paint a better picture of
Monarch populations. Let's put Vermont Monarchs on the map!
André-Philippe Drapeau Picard from the Montreal Insectarium will lead a
presentation on Monarch biology, their conservation status, and actions you
can take to help them thrive. Then, head into the Park to survey milkweed
plants and Monarchs. Data will be reported to Mission Monarch to contribute
to the greater monitoring effort. You can then take your skills to your
community and organize Monarch monitoring field trips during the
International Monarch Monitoring Blitz. All ages welcome!
Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.
Location: Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, Woodstock VT.
Parking is available in the Billings Farm & Museum overflow lot, located on
Old River Road.
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Registration required: Call Ana Mejia at 802-457-3368 x222