A national strategy to monitor Monarch butterflies will be topic of a talk during this year’s Spring Fling April 29 at Kickapoo Valley Reserve in La Farge. The KVR has designated 2017 as year of the pollinator, and is holding programs focusing on this subject throughout the year.
U.S. Geological Survey biologist Emily Weiser will present the talk at 4:30 p.m. Other activities include Interactive Hula Hooping, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; readings by Earth Day Poetry Contest Youth Poets of Merit, 4 p.m.; silent auction, 3-6:30 p.m., dinner, featuring burgers, brats, salads and desserts, 4:30-6:30 p.m., and family nature walk, 6:30 p.m.
There also will be a plant walk, fly-casting, llamas from Midwest Llama Packing, history hike, fly tying, Sister City presentation, bat chat, and stargazing.
Spring Fling is a fundraiser held jointly by Friends of the Reserve and the Richland Sister City Project with the Chacocente Wildlife Refuge in Nicaragua. Activities are open free to the public. The dinner cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.
For further information go to kickapoofriends.org