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15 September 2001 – Baker-Haskell Wetlands, Lawrence, KS
Monarch Watch, in collaboration with the Jayhawk Audubon Society, Kansas Sierra Club, Kansas University Environmental Studies Student Association and the Lawrence Free State Biology Club, is sponsoring a monarch tagging event at the Baker-Haskell Wetlands on Saturday 15 September from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Participants should use the 31st street entrance to the wetlands. Approximately 100 nets will be available but participants should bring their own if possible. Tags and instructions in how to tag will be provided. This is a great event for families. The flowers are lush and tall in the wetlands and taggers should dress accordingly. We expect large numbers of monarchs to be present. This event commemorates Monarch Watch’s tenth year.
16 September 2001 – Geauga Park District, Chardon, OH
Noon – 3:00 p.m. Woods Edge Shelter, Swine Creek Reservation
*Program starts at noon with short talk in shelter on life cycle and migration. Participants may eat their lunch during this time.
*Netting in field north of shelter from 12:30-3:00 p.m. Participants may join in at any time.
*Nets provided, OK to bring your own.
*No insect collecting for removal from park.
*Naturalist or volunteer does tagging, person who netted butterfly will have name recorded in order for us to contact in the event of a recovery of butterfly along migration route or in Mexico wintering area. If you have questions, please contact John Kolar at the Geauga Park District, 285-2222 ext 5420.
22 September 2001 – Central Park, New York, NY
Monarch Watch 2001 will be held at the Belvedere Castle in Central Park in New York city on the afternoon of Saturday, 22 September. The event will celebrate the annual monarch migration with talks on the current status of monarch populations and conservation efforts. Representatives of the Mexican government and World Wildlife Fund Mexico will be among the speakers. Entertainment will be provided and the event will conclude with the tagging and release of monarchs. This event is co-sponsored by Monarch Watch, MasterVision, the American Ethical Union Union and the New York City Parks Department.