Come out for an enjoyable day of hiking for milkweed and monarch butterfly monitoring with Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Monarch Butterflies are not only beautiful but serve an essential purpose of pollination. Threats to monarchs are becoming more severe and include: breeding habitat loss, pesticide use, climate change, parasites, pathogens, and non native host plants. The milkweed plant is a critical part of the monarch butterfly's life cycle. Documenting monarch migration and milkweed sites is used to understand population size of monarchs and how we can help them survive, however documentation in Nevada is extremely underrepresented due to lack of data collection. Help us add data to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in partnership with Nevada Bugs and Butterflies, to help develop a better understanding of monarch migration in Nevada. For this hike we will be monitoring monarchs and milkweed on the Incline Lake trail in Tahoe Meadows. This is 5 mile round trip hike so please be prepared with a day pack with at least 2 liters of water, food, and sunscreen.
Reno , NV 89512
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