Labour Day weekend is our annual Monarchs and Migrants weekend. Just as May is the big month for north-bound migrants, September is best to see those heading south. The big bonus however is that insect migrants are more noticeable at this time of year.
Bird banders will be here both days from 8:00 am to noon to demonstrate the catching and banding of migrating birds. Find out how banding is done, learn what this technique can tell us about bird migration, and get a chance to see birds up very close! This event is weather permitting and will not happen in rainy or windy conditions.
Don Davis has been tagging Monarch Butterflies at Presqu’ile for over 30 years. Each day he will give a monarch tagging demonstration and visitors will have a chance to release a tagged butterfly.
We will also have walks to look for migrating birds, butterflies, and dragonflies (yes, some dragonflies do migrate).