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Beardsley Zoo: Monarch Watch

Beardsley Zoo: Monarch Watch

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From Jul 22 to Aug 12, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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MonarchWatch is a Citizen Science program which involves volunteers to tag and record Monarch Butterflies. Your contribution will help scientists collect very valuable data to study the population and its migration patterns down to Mexico for the winter season.

Monarch butterflies have many direct threats from weather, to habitat loss and destruction of valuable food sources due to herbicides and agricultural expansion. With that, Monarch Butterfly numbers are steadily in decline.

Your participation in this program will help aide in the conservation efforts of these magnificent pollinators for years to come.

MonarchWatch is a Citizen Science program which involves volunteers to tag and record Monarch Butterflies. Your contribution will help scientists collect very valuable data to study the population and its migration patterns down to Mexico for the winter season.

Monarch butterflies have many direct threats from weather, to habitat loss and destruction of valuable food sources due to herbicides and agricultural expansion. With that, Monarch Butterfly numbers are steadily in decline.

Your participation in this program will help aide in the conservation efforts of these magnificent pollinators for years to come.

One of the Monarch butterflies tagged at the Zoo made a journey of 2,657 miles, and was recorded in El Rosario, Mexico!

From Zoo Educator Jen Farrell:
"Cass, one of our amazing docents and fellow MonarchWatch volunteers, found that one of her monarchs made the journey all the way from Bridgeport (our Zoo grounds) to El Rosario, Mexico. Congratulations, Cass! Here is a photo of the individual she tagged, and the data sheets to reflect the recovery.

Words are insufficient to describe just how amazing that is, and just how exciting this news is. I feel especially with this year, this is very welcome news."

Our 2021 MonarchWatch classes will be virtual again this year

Online via ZOOM

Contact Name: Jessica Taylor

Contact Email: info@beardsleyzoo.org

Contact Phone: 203-394-6565

NOTE: We do our best to ensure all information is accurate, however it's a good idea to visit the website or call the venue to verify the information.

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Ticket Information

$5 fee

Phone:
203-394-6565

Email:
info@beardsleyzoo.org

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No accessibility info available.

Additional Dates

DateStartEnd
Thu, 08/05/20217:00 pm8:00 pm
Thu, 08/12/20217:00 pm8:00 pm

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