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Home » Ct Trails Weekend » Events 2021 » Westport - Nature Walk - Sherwood Island State Park, Nature Center

Westport - Nature Walk - Sherwood Island State Park, Nature Center

Sherwood Island State Park, Nature Center
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Event Date: 
Saturday, June 5
2021 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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Rain cancels.
Join butterfly hobbyist Michele Sorensen to explore around the Nature Center in search of caterpillars, skippers, moths and butterflies. We may see Mourning Cloak, Pearl Crescent, Question Mark, Monarch, Cabbage White, Orange or Clouded Sulphurs, tiny Gray Hairstreaks & Blues, and Black or Tiger Swallowtails. Likely Skippers are Peck’s and Silver-spotted. Last year Common Buckeyes were everywhere, as were Monarchs. It will be fun to see which ones predominate this season. Michele is part of the Friends of Sherwood Island Garden Team which has planted dozens of plants in the park to attract butterflies. She will point out plants that are good nectar or host plants for your home garden. Bring binoculars and a camera or smartphone. You’ll learn how to report your findings on iNaturalist so scientists anywhere can see how these insects are doing. Children are welcome. We recommend age 4 and up, as butterflies are small, and don’t stay still, so they can be difficult for younger ones to spot.
Cece Saunders
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