Monarch Butterfly Walk (Deering, NH)
The Forest Society and the Deering Conservation Commission are sponsoring this walk through the meadows of the Tom Rush Forest in Deering, NH. This year there have been a large number of monarch butterflies in these meadows, and with the help of local naturalists, we hope to see several phases of this fascinating insect's life cycle in person! You will learn about monarch biology and conservation, and about a local threat to NH's monarchs: invasive black swallow-wort vine. Black swallow-wort has been identified on the Tom Rush Forest and you will get a chance to see this plant and learn about what the Forest Society and others are doing to manage and prevent its spread.
We will meet at 1pm in Deering Center on Gregg Hill Rd, opposite town hall and the Deering Community Church and walk up to the fields on the Tom Rush Forest. The walk to the fields is about 1/4 mile up a moderately steep gravel drive, and assistance (4WD vehicle transport) will be available for those who are unable to walk up the road. Please wear long pants as we will be walking through brushy fields.
This program is FREE and open to the public. Children are more than welcome with attending parent or guardians. RSVP is requested, but not required- please see link below.