While we can't accurately predict how many monarchs might be coming to Cape May, we can predict that our programming will continue every day until late October. During the last week we have presented our first 4 tagging demos, which are held at 2:00 pm every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Cape May Point State Park through October 15. On the weekend of Oct. 20 - 22 our programs move to the Cape May Convention Hall as part of the NJ Audubon Cape May Autumn Festival. Mondays through Thursdays you can meet our team for an informal "drop in" program at 1 pm, at the Triangle Park, located at the junction of Lighthouse and Coral Avenues in Cape May Point. Drop-in programs continue until October 26.
We'd like to share a few highlights from the first few demos of 2017.
|We start with a short talk about monarch |
biology and our project's work.
|Then we break into smaller groups, and a member|
of our staff demonstrates tagging technique.
|Once the monarch is tagged, one or more|
volunteers get to be the "launching pad."
|Sometimes a monarch will stay on the launching pad|
before taking off to continue its migration.
|It can be magical to watch a monarch up close!|
|There's no age limit for releasing a newly tagged monarch.|
|And off it goes!|
|We usually have many monarchs to observe, tag, and release.|
|Come with your curiosity and questions, and be ready to have|
your sense of wonder activated!