Passport to Nature: Monarch Migration

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Hawk Cliff Woods

4435 Hawk Cliff Road

Union, ON

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Description: Each September, armed with an insect net and a Wildlife Tagging License, Bruce Parker tags over 200 Monarch butterflies as part of an ongoing study by the Entomology Department of the University of Kansas. Bruce has tagged over 3000 Monarchs since 1998. He is a member of Monarch Watch, Monarch Health, and Nature London. His presentation will focus on the biology, tagging, and migration of the species. Afterwards, we will look for butterflies in the nearby meadow.

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From London (approx 40 mins) take Highway 401 west to Colonel Talbot Dr (Highway 4) proceed south on Colonel Talbot which becomes Sunset Rd. Approaching St. Thomas at the roundabout, take the first exit right on Sunset Rd towards Port Stanley. Continue south on Sunset Rd/Hwy 4 for 6km to the John Wise Line where you turn left and go east for 2.1 km to Fairview Road. Turn right to go south on Fairview Rd for 6.7 km which becomes Hawks Cliff Rd at the Dexter Line. Continue south about 1km and watch for the parking area with the green gate and the Thames Talbot Land Trust sign for Hawk Cliff Woods.

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