South Shore Joint Initiative celebrates

Flight of the Monarch Day on Saturday, August 22

 Cheryl Anderson

In 1995, Prince Edward Point was declared an International Monarch Reserve. Every summer we see these iconic butterflies drifting over the meadows and fields of the South Shore. If we are lucky, we also find their large striped caterpillars munching on leaves of milkweed.  Amazingly, these caterpillars are on their way to becoming long distance migratory butterflies that spend the winter in the upland forests of Mexico.

South Shore Joint Initiative invites you to join us on Saturday, August 22 to explore the milkweed meadows on Ostrander Point Crown Land Block and see these amazing and beautiful creatures up close. Meet county naturalists Terry Sprague and Peter Fuller at the Moses Hudgin Log House on Ostrander Point Road at 2:00 pm to walk to the meadow and start the search. 

Monarch themed crafts for the younger set will be available in the Moses Hudgin Log House yard. To RSVP Click Here!