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MONARCH WATCH TAGGING EVENT
Saturday, 19 September 2015 7:30-11:30am CDT
Lawrence, KS, USA

Once again, Monarch Watch and Jayhawk Audubon Society are sponsoring Monarch butterfly tagging for the public. There is no charge to participants and no experience is necessary - so bring yourself, your kids (all ages), your friends, and your neighbors! If you have a net, bring that too, though Monarch Watch and JAS will provide the tags, nets, and instructions in how to net and tag monarchs. The monarchs are usually roosting or clustering (sometimes in spectacular concentrations!) until around 8:30AM. As it warms up, they begin foraging on the flowers.

IMPORTANT: This year’s tagging event will be held on the site of a wetland restoration project managed by the City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. There are tens of acres of Bidens and lots of other wetland flowers so the area should be full of monarchs on the 19th. The site is on the east side of Clinton Lake and just south of Eagle Bend Golf Course. Please see the map and/or directions below.

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DIRECTIONS TO NEW TAG EVENT SITE

This year’s tagging event will be held on the site of a wetland restoration project managed by the City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department. The site is on the east side of Clinton Lake and just south of Eagle Bend Golf Course.

For those of you coming into Lawrence, make your way to 23RD & IOWA via the I-70 Turnpike (take West Lawrence exit and continue South on IOWA street to 23rd Street) or via westbound K-10 (K-10 turns into 23rd Street in Lawrence. Continue West on 23rd to IOWA). Then:

FROM 23RD & IOWA (5.8 mi, about 11 min):
1. South on IOWA (US-59) for 2.4 mi (just past Wakarusa River)
2. Turn right onto N 1200 Rd (County Rd 458) (3.1 mi)
3. Turn right onto E 902 Rd (482 ft)
4. Turn right onto E 1000 Rd (0.1 mi)

If you are unable to see the map above, please consult the map at https://goo.gl/maps/SBGKS to generate directions to the site at lat/long coordinates 38.915016, -95.316717