Butterflies by Night, August 25

Is it silly? Yes! Is it fun? Of course!

We are going to go look for Monarch eggs and caterpillars. At night. With flashlights! Just because we can!

This ‘tradition’ started years ago by Rose Greer’s parents when she was a small girl, sounds fun. We will also likely watch the sunset and have smores!

When: August 25, 2017, 7:30 pm
Where: Mendon Meadow, 1887 South 5400 West Mendon, UT 84325
What: We will be ‘Going Monarch-ing’ with local butterfly expert and citizen scientist Rose Greer. We will have a short presentation on how you can capture and grow these butterflies in your own home. The monarch butterfly is on the decline in recent years, and it is estimated that only 1 in 10 eggs hatch and result in an adult butterfly in the wild. We will be searching for eggs and caterpillars on the milkweed that grows near our Mendon Meadow property. Arrive early to see the last of the Ute-Ladies’ Tresses threatened orchid blooms of the season. We will also have smores, and will set up a lighted sheet to attract nocturnal insects.
Bring: Flashlights for looking for eggs and caterpillars in the dark. Smartphones, so you can download the Monarch SOS app and be a citizen scientist as well. Bring bugspray, some of the insects out there bite! If you want to take a caterpillar home to raise, bring a jar to transport it!

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