Historic Area.

Join insect royalty as we search for Monarch caterpillars and eggs which, due to habitat loss, have reached endangered levels. Join park rangers and Virginia Master Naturalists as they set out to collect milkweed and gather Monarch caterpillars to raise in the park’s Visitor Center. The walk to the collection site is approximately 1.5 miles. Collection is located in high grassy areas; long pants and closed-toed shoes are highly encouraged. Water, sunscreen, and bug spray are also recommended.

Prior to the outdoor exploration, learn how to protect this species and improve their habitat with a lecture on Landscaping for Monarch Butterflies by Virginia Master Naturalist, Paul Guay beginning at 10 a.m.

$10/car parking fee.

More info:  540-592-3556, [email protected]