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We look forward to the arrival of the monarch butterflies in Michigan this summer, perhaps you've seen some already? Or, maybe you're an avid gardener and have been busy growing milkweed for their caterpillars to eat. When these butterflies leave us this fall, they fly straight to their ancestral overwintering grounds in the spectacular Transvolcanic Range in Michoacan, Mexico. The location of these sanctuaries remained a mystery until they were discovered in 1975.
Join KNC’s Michigan Butterfly Network for Kingdom of the Monarchs, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see millions of monarchs in their overwintering grounds in Mexico. Reservations for the 6-day trip are due in mid-July.
For more information please contact Ashley Anne Wick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conservation Stewards Program
The Kalamazoo Nature Center (KNC) is partnering with the Michigan State University Extension to offer another Conservation Stewards Program this fall! The class will be hosted at KNC on Thursday nights from September 8 - October 20 with two Saturday field trips included. Learn more about the class and register HERE.
Calling all butterfly enthusiasts!
We are looking for new citizen science volunteers to monitor butterfly routes in 2017! See training workshop dates, times, and locations below! Click through the location tabs to learn more about trainings in those areas! Volunteer Application Here! Pre-registration for trainings required.
Want to learn more about butterflies but can't commit to the entire monitoring season? See our field trip page for exciting opportunities to observe butterflies throughout the state! These trips are open to everyone.
"Teaching and Learning with Monarch Butterflies"
A 2-day workshop put on by the Monarch Teacher Network (MTN) that will combine both classroom and field experience enabling you to teach skills in pre-K through 12th grade subjects using the captivating story of monarchs! See flyer for details.