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Contact: Caleb Kesler, 928-567-5276 x 222
On September 17th, 2016, rangers will be conducting a monarch butterfly survey at Montezuma Well and they need your help! From 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., rangers will lead volunteers through the process of catching, tagging and releasing migrating monarch butterflies as they head south to Mexico for the winter.
Since Mid-September is the tail end of our monsoon season, please be prepared for all types of weather. It is also important to bring the following items:
Insect or Butterfly Net (If you don't have one, we have a few extras)
Due to the scratchy bushes in the area of the survey, we recommend wearing long pants. We ask that you DO NOT wear insect repellent because the chemicals may be harmful to the butterflies.
If you wish to volunteer for this study, please register at http://montezumamonarchs.ev
The National Park Service celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2016. Over 20,000 National Park Service employees care for more than 400 of America's national parks and monuments and create close-to-home recreational and cultural opportunities.
Montezuma Well is located at 5525 Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ. For additional information, call 928-567-3322 x 0 or visit www.nps.gov/moca.