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with Carolyn Smith

JUNE 13, 2024
noon - 2pm

Want to learn all about monarch butterflies and what we can do to help them?

Join FOWL and Carolyn Smith of Old Rag Master Naturalists for a look into the lives of monarch butterflies. Carolyn is an avid hiker, gardener, botanizer, observer of pollinators, and member of the Old Rag chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists. For the past 8 summers she has raised monarch caterpillars to adulthood as part of a citizen science project.


Her presentation will focus on the monarch’s entire life cycle from egg to butterfly and its remarkable migration from Canada to Mexico where it spends the winter at 10,000 ft. Carolyn will also talk about the predators, pathogens and other threats monarchs face as individuals and as a population, and conservation steps we all can take to help the monarch.


This free educational talk will take place within Lake of the Woods (Locust Grove). Address will be provided prior to the event. The location is handicapped accessible.


Registration is required. 25 seats available.


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All correspondence regarding this event will be done via email.


Learn more about Old Rag Master Naturalists here:


*LOW (Lake of the Woods) is a gated community. Non-residents must be added to a guest list for entry in order to attend this event.

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