People who live along the
are being sought to help
in a Monarch Butterfly Over-Wintering Count. Gulf Coast
Researchers are interested in learning whether some monarch butterflies spend their winters along the
instead of going further
south. Gulf Coast
Many people have said they have seen monarchs along this coast in January or February, but currently there is little or no data to verify whether this is a rare or consistent happening.
Researchers would like to find out answers to a number of questions including where the monarchs find the milkweed necessary for their survival, where they go when the weather turns cold and most importantly could the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico be an option to the threatened reserves in central Mexico.
The only pre-requisite for helping out is that participants should live or at least spend part of most weeks within a mile of the
. Gulf Coast
If you are interested in helping with the project, there will be a free workshop to discuss the project on December the 18th from 5 till at the
Apalachicola Estuarine Research
reserve on Island Drive in Eastpoint.
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