Ready for a spectacular day of exploring birds and insects at Big Sand Mound? Spend all or part of the day exploring migratory insects and songbirds. This FREE Building Better Birders workshop includes hiking at Big Sand Mound, formal presentations and monarch tagging at the Louisa County Conservation Monarch Prairie.
Here is the detailed itinerary:
7 am arrive Big Sand Mound, Bayer recreation Building
7:15 am – 10 am Bird Hike with Kelly McKay
10:15 am – 11:45 am Presentation: Intro to Flycatchers, Vireos and Swallows, ppt., inside center
11:45- 12:30 lunch- bring your own
12:30 pm- 1:15 pm Presentation: Migratory Insects and other insects of interest with Paul Mayes at Big Sand Mound- talk inside
1:15- 1:30 break
1:30 -2:30 pm Insect Hike with Paul Mayes
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm commute to LCCB office in your own vehicle
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monarch Tagging at LCCB office located at 12635 Co Rd G56, Wapello, Iowa.
FREE! Come for the whole day or for any single event! Binoculars available to borrow!
The workshop will be conducted by Kelly McKay (BioEco Research and Monitoring Center), with assistance from Mark Roberts (Clinton County Conservation), Brian Ritter and James Wiebler (Nahant Marsh Education Center). Funding for the workshop is provided by the Resource Enhancement and Protection- Conservation Education Program (REAP-CEP).