Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Look at Howard County Conservancy, Mount Pleasant

On Monday, I walked around the Mount Pleasant area of the Howard County Conservancy and found monarch butterflies in abundance during their big annual migration.

Add the Conservancy to the list of places where you can find the stunning common buckeye butterfly. (See the preceding post.)

 The nature center at the Conservancy is participating in a nationwide monarch tagging program. This is the terrarium in which they raise the butterflies from caterpillar stage for tagging before releasing. Thanks to center staff for an explanation of the program!