- This event has passed.
Monarch Discovery Day at Briggs Animal Adoption Center
Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
PVMN Continuing Education Eligible
This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is strongly encouraged. Please register using the form found below.
September is the month that most monarchs will migrate through our region on the way to Mexico where they will spend the winter. The Monarch Alliance, a program of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, is partnering with Briggs Animal Adoption Center to provide educational, hands-on Monarch events and tagging.
This is a fabulous family event! Encourage your kids to wear their favorite butterfly costume and join us for a day of butterfly fun.
The tagging will be ongoing throughout the day, and people can feel free to stop by anytime between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. There will be a $5 lunch special available for purchase (1 slice cheese pizza, a drink and a snack). Find a full schedule of activities here: Monarch Discovery Day schedule, updated 8/23/19
Learn about the Briggs’ pollinator fields, enjoy monarch butterfly walks, learn how to net, tag and release monarchs, view live caterpillars and chrysalids, enjoy educational displays with hands-on exhibits, and much more! Kids will have the opportunity not only to learn how to net, tag and release butterflies but also to wear butterfly wings for use in a monarch parade for kids! A coloring table and monarch story time reading is also available for interested participants.
If birding interests you, join a 10:00 a.m. bird walk with leaders Chuck Parker and Wade Snyder that will take you around the Briggs property. Registration and more information for this free bird walk can be found here.
If you would like to volunteer to support this event, please contact Joette Borzik at email@example.com.
The Briggs Animal Adoption Center is part of the PVAS Grassland Birds Initiative. Adoption Center facility tours are available to see animals in need of adoption.
Directions to the Briggs Animal Adoption Center: from Charles Town, WV, take 340 South towards Berryville for approximately 5.4 miles. The Briggs Animal Adoption Center will be on the right (0.25 mile after the dual highway narrows down to a double lane road.)
The Monarch Discovery Day events will be free and open to anyone with an interest. Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
In the event of cancellation, notice will be posted on the PVAS site by 9 p.m. the night before the event. No rain date will be scheduled.
For more information or questions, please contact Krista Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 681-252-1387.