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Monarch Watch: A Field Guide to Nova Scotia’s Monarch Butterfly

July 28, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join MTRI as we explore the Adventure Trail (Bridgewater) on the lookout for Nova Scotia’s Endangered Monarch Butterflies.

Join us for a gentle stroll along the Adventure Trail (Bridgewater), as we explore the lifecycle of the marvellous Endangered Monarch butterfly. During the walk, we will discover their host plant, the Milkweed species that grow in abundance around these wetlands and discuss the Monarchs many forms of life, and with luck, see some of these amazing creatures along the way. This guided walk will cover the fundamentals of the Monarch butterfly as well as the milkweed monitoring project, a project all are encouraged to join to aid in the recovery of the Monarch. We will be joined by Carter Feltham (Reptile Researcher at the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute) and Chad Simmons (Ecologist at the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute).

Please bring appropriate footwear, water and any snacks you may need. We will be meeting at the parking lot along Naugler Rd ( at 7 p.m.

Our walk is part of MTRI’s Kespukwitk (Southwest Nova Scotia) iNaturalist Competition. Over the next year, we will host 4 seasonal, 2-week-long competitions on the iNaturalist app, a free wildlife identification and community science app. These are fierce but friendly competitions between the municipalities of Annapolis, Digby, Clare, Yarmouth, Argyle, Barrington, Shelburne, Lunenburg and Queens to see who can collect the most wildlife observations. To join, all you must do is log onto iNaturalist and take observations in Kespukwitk during the 2 weeklong competitions.

If you have any questions please email [email protected]

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Adventure Trail
Adventure Trail
Bridgewater, NS Canada
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