Become A Citizen Scientist This Weekend At Whiterock Conservancy’s Butterfly Tagging Event

Butterfly lovers are invited to Whiterock Conservancy this weekend to get hands-on when learning about Monarchs. Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Training Specialist, Anne Riordan, is hosting an educational seminar on the iconic insects on the south side of the 5,500-acre land trust in the Star Field from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14.  Riordan will teach attendees how to properly net, tag and release monarchs as they begin their approximately 3,100-mile trip to Mexico. These tags will be used to track their individual movements and later to gauge how successful was the species’ winter migration. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact White Rock Conservancy or follow the link included with this story on our website.