Join a “Monarch Migratory Meander”

Pre-register for a "family-friendly hike"

Above: An upcoming hike at Chestnut Hill Farm features endangered Monarchs. (image cropped from photo on CHF’s Facebook page)

The Trustees of Reservations are promoting an upcoming hike at Chestnut Hill Farm. This one will focus on the life cycle of Monarch butterflies.

TTOR Ranger Tim Puopolo is leading another of their popular “family-friendly” hikes. The Monarch Migratory Meander will take place on Saturday, August 27th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. 

The event space is limited, so pre-registration is “strongly encouraged”. Registration for adults is $20/member or $25/non-member. For children it is $12/$15. (As with all events on the farm, no dogs are allowed.)

Here is the event description:

(image from TTOR website event page)Fly to Mexico and back in one evening on a Monarch Migration Meander at Chestnut Hill Farm!

This family-friendly hike will take participants on a guided walk through our preserved native grassland habitat. As you walk the gentle loop, you’ll learn about the natural cycles of migration and metamorphosis in the Monarchs’ lives.

Meet Monarch caterpillars and adult butterflies up close and examine the chrysalis where their amazing transformation takes place. Learn about butterfly “tagging” and other tracking efforts in the scientific community to protect this newly endangered species. Identify the milkweed plant so crucial for Monarchs, and learn about actions your family can take to help preserve vital habitat for all pollinators.

Your guide will be Ranger Tim, a former MA State Ranger of the Year and an experienced naturalist who knows the fauna and flora of Chestnut Hill Farm well.

Click here to sign up.

Updated (8/22/22 9:06 am): I accidentally referred to the 27th as a Sunday. The event is on Saturday.

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