Monarch Butterfly Walk
The monarch butterfly population has declined 90% over the past two decades. The US Fish & Wildlife Service is currently reviewing the species status for federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, with a listing decision expected in 2020. New Hampshire is one of many states across the species range to include the Monarch in their state wildlife action plan as a species of greatest conservation need. Conservation actions to help the species include planting milkweed, protection of their overwintering areas, and continued monitoring and research on the species throughout its life cycle.
Join UNH Cooperative Extension Wildlife Outreach Program Manager Haley Andreozzi for a walk at Vernon Family Farm to learn more about the status of monarch butterflies, explore monarch habitat, and learn how you can help the species on your property, in your town, and as a citizen scientist. The walk will include a field demonstration of monarch tagging – a technique used by citizen scientists to help determine how many of the monarchs that come through NH actually make it to Mexico for the winter!
Registration is requested, but not required.