Jayhawk Audubon Society
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News & Announcements
Bird Columbia with Roger Boyd
"Bird Columbia," will be the topic presented by Roger Boyd is Education Coordinator at the Baker Wetlands and Emeritus Professor of Biology at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., at the Jayhawk Audubon Chapter's monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., Monday, August 24, at the Trinity Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 1245 New Hampshire, Lawrence.
Colombia is one of the three most diverse countries for birds on the planet (the others are Peru and Brazil) with over 1,870 species documented so far. North of Ecuador the Andes branch into 3 distinct mountain chains, separated by the Cauca and Magdalena valleys, with each mountain range having its own endemic avifauna.
Monarch Butterfly Tagging Event Planned
Once again, Monarch Watch and Jayhawk Audubon Society are sponsoring Monarch butterfly tagging for the public, Saturday, Sept. 19, from 7:30–11:30 a.m. (CST) at the Baker University Wetlands. There is no charge to participants and no experience is necessary— so bring yourself, your kids (all ages), your friends, and your neighbors! If you have a net, bring that too, though Monarch Watch and JAS will provide the tags, nets, and instructions in how to net and tag monarchs.
Historically, tens to hundreds of thousands of Monarchs stop on their way south to refuel on the nectar from the ocean of yellow Bidens flowers at the wetlands, a fantastic site in its own right. We will have check-in and information tables just inside the boardwalk entrance to the wetlands so you can arrive and leave whenever you please. The monarchs are usually roosting or clustering (sometimes in spectacular concentrations!) until around 8:30AM. As it warms up, they begin foraging on the flowers.
IMPORTANT: The exact location of this year's tagging event has not yet been determined (have to work around all of the construction) - we will post details here as soon as we have them.
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