Sunday, June 11, 2023

Butterflies at Ward Reservation

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About Butterflies at Ward Reservation

Over 50 different butterfly species have been seen in both meadows and woods at the Ward Reservation! We hope to find some of them and learn what makes them special and why they find a home at Ward. Join leader Howard Hoople in exploring gentle trails leading to the top of Holt Hill and a beautiful view of the Boston skyline.

Tips for an enjoyable experience: Suggested materials include binoculars, sunscreen, water, hat, insect repellent, any allergy medicines, and a camera. Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy walking shoes. You may also want field guides, a hand lens, pen/pencil & pad for recording.

Guidelines for Butterfly Field Trips

  • Learn how to enjoy and make friends with butterflies. Patience is important, and nets are not permitted!
  • Protect the environment. Take care when exploring not to trample butterfly habitat, particularly host and nectar plants critical to caterpillar and butterfly feeding.
  • Be courteous to fellow participants. Help each other. Allow everyone to see the butterfly before moving in to take pictures. Please attempt to socially distance of 6+ feet and take turns to view or photograph butterflies.
  • Service dogs are permitted, but please leave your pet dogs at home!

Pre-registration is required.

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