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Monarch Tagging & Bird Walk at Claymont
Sunday, September 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Trip Leaders: Joette Borzik and Tracy McCleaf
PVMN Re-Cert Eligible
This event is free and open to the public, however, registration is strongly encouraged. Please register using the form below.
September is the month that most Monarch butterflies migrate through our region on the way to Mexico, where they overwinter. In celebration of this amazing migration, The Monarch Alliance – a program of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society – is excited to offer this Monarch tagging and bird walk at Claymont Mansion.
Participants should meet trip leaders at the entrance road to Claymont mansion, where a wetland meets the access driveway. From there, Joette and Tracy will lead an approx. 2-mile bird walk looking for migrant species to our area. Happening concurrently with the bird walk, Monarch Butterflies will be captured, tagged, and released.
The walk will last about two-three hours, but participants should feel free to depart at any time.
The entrance to the historic Claymont Mansion is located at 667 Huyett Road and is marked by a street sign that says “Claymont Mansion”. From Charles Town, take 340 South towards Berryville for approximately 4 miles. Take the exit labeled Augustine Avenue (on right). Then take an immediate left onto Huyett Rd. and go 1.8 miles. You will then see the Claymont entrance roa
Children are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring water, a snack, and insect repellent, as you may need to walk through fields in order to catch Monarchs with nets (nets will be provided). Binoculars will be available for use at the walk.
In the event of cancellation, notice will be posted on the PVAS site by 9 p.m. the night before the event.
For further information, please feel free to contact Krista Hawley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 681-252-1387.