• Monarchs on the Move with Joni Carlson

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    Name: Monarchs on the Move with Joni Carlson
    Date: October 12, 2019
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Chippokes Plantation presents Monarchs on the Move with Joni Carlson (Surry County, Va.) — Saturday, October 12 from 2 to 4 p.m., park guests can get up close and personal with one of our most popular butterfly species! Historic Rivers Virginia Master Naturalist and butterfly enthusiast Joni Carlson will discuss and demonstrate butterfly tagging using monarchs she raises at her Monarch Butterfly Waystation in Surry County. In this seminar, participants will learn about the amazing characteristics of butterflies and their needs as they prepare for overwintering; wild Monarch Butterflies begin a treacherous migration southward in the fall. Following a brief lecture, guests will go on a guided hike to find these fluttering flower lovers and their fall nectar nourishments! Meet in the Quayle Classroom at the Farm and Forestry Museum. We recommend participants wear sunscreen and bring water.
    Location:
    Chippokes Plantation State Park Chippokes Park Rd. Surry, VA 23883
    Date/Time Information:
    October 12, 2019 2pm-4pm
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    Fees/Admission:
    $7 parking fee will apply
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