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Monarch Tagging–Nonie Werbe Krauss Nature Preserve
September 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us and our partner, Central Indiana Land Trust, for a hands-on community science event at Nonie Werbe Krauss Nature Preserve to help document the monarchs’ fall migration.
About this event
The Monarch Watch Tagging Program is a large-scale community science project that was initiated in 1992 to help understand the dynamics of the monarch’s spectacular fall migration through mark and recapture.
At this event, staff will train attendees to gently capture monarch butterflies in nets and affix a small numbered sticker to the hindwing. The international monarch monitoring program called Monarch Watch provides stickers and datasheets for this project.
This event is brought to you in partnership with Central Indiana Land Trust
Free – RSVP Required
What to Expect and Bring:
- Based on where we locate the butterflies, there may be a lot of walking required
- Dress in long pants thick enough to stand up to thorns, brush, poison ivy, ticks, and mosquitos
- Wear closed-toed shoes that can stand up to mud
From Interstate 69 and 116th Street in Fishers: Head west on 116th Street about 3 miles to Eller Road. The property is on the southwest corner of 116th Street and Eller Road. Public parking is available behind Riverside Middle School (10910 Eller Road). Staff will meet you on the bridge by the playground.