The fascinating beauty and biology of Monarchs will be on display for this School of Birding Workshop. Spend a day in the field with the Director of the CMBO Monarch Monitoring Project, visiting gardens and other natural areas around Cape May Point to watch monarch behavior and see the principles of butterfly gardening in action. Learn how to safely handle and tag monarchs, and also learn methods for conducting field research into these migratory insects. Visit the CMBO Northwood Center to see the terraria where monarch caterpillars and chrysalides are on display, and learn about the proper husbandry of such displays. We will take time to identify many other butterflies that can be found at this season in Cape May Point, and we’ll identify a few of the migrant birds that are sure to be around, but the primary focus will be on monarch biology all day. There will be a short indoor illustrated talk on monarch biology, but most of the day will be in the field in Cape May Point.
Tuesday, October 3
9:30 - 5:30
Cost: $90 members/$120 nonmembers
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