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Saturday, 21 September 2013 7:30-11:30am CDT
Lawrence, KS, USA

Once again, Monarch Watch and Jayhawk Audubon Society are sponsoring Monarch butterfly tagging for the public at the Baker University Wetlands. The wetlands are located along 31st Street between Haskell and Louisiana. 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.

Historically, tens to hundreds of thousands of Monarchs stop on their way south to refuel on the nectar from the ocean of yellow Bidens flowers at the wetlands, a fantastic site in its own right. We will have check-in and information tables just inside the boardwalk entrance to the wetlands so you can arrive and leave whenever you please. The monarchs are usually roosting or clustering (sometimes in spectacular concentrations!) until around 8:30AM. As it warms up, they begin foraging on the Bidens flowers around the boardwalk.

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DIRECTIONS TO BAKER-HASKELL WETLANDS

The North entrance to the Baker-haskell Wetlands is located on 31st Street, between Haskell Ave and Louisiana Street (Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A.)

via I-70 Turnpike: Take West Lawrence exit and continue South on IOWA street. Turn left (east) on 31st street and continue to Louisiana street (stop sign). Keep going east and you'll see the Haskell-Baker Wetlands boardwalk entrance - a gravel driveway on the south side of 31st street, roughly halfway between Louisiana Street and Haskell Avenue. There is ample room along the drive or the wide paved shoulder of 31st Street to park your car. Please be careful when walking along 31st Street!

via westbound K-10: K-10 turns into 23rd street in Lawrence. The 2nd stoplight that you come to will be Haskell Avenue. Turn left (south) on Haskell and continue to 31st street. Turn right (west) on 31st and you'll see the Haskell-Baker Wetlands boardwalk entrance - a gravel driveway on the south side of 31st street, roughly halfway between Haskell Avenue and Louisiana Street. There is ample room along the drive or the wide paved shoulder of 31st Street to park your car. Please be careful when walking along 31st Street!


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