Sunday, August 25, 2013

Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors Monarch Tagging Event September 21

According to Monarch Watch, peak migration for monarchs moving south through our region is September 12-26.   Saturday, September 21, the Lytle Creek League of Conservators/No Child Left Indoors Volunteers have another fun event with the goal of reconnecting kids and adults to nature and helping them serve as citizen scientists, by tagging monarchs.   

The event will take place in the four-acre restored prairie along the Lytle Creek Greenway and 4-C Bicentennial Trail. The prairie is maintained by the Clinton County Park Board and the bike trail is part of the City of Wilmington Parks and Recreation system.  Park at David Williams Park near Fife Avenue and follow the trail to the prairie (about .3 miles).   The tagging will follow the Monarch Watch protocol for capturing and tagging monarchs as they make their way south.  
The event begins at 12 noon. This program is free, but please register to help us plan appropriately.    This program will be re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather. Butterflies are sun lovers!

This program is suitable for all ages (including adults), but registration is limited and required. Please register HERE.

We will also be learning about spiders and their secretive lives in the Lytle Creek Prairie.   Bring your sense of adventure and sturdy shoes.

If you have any questions, please call Lori Williams @ 725-5756.