Milkweed and Monarch Magic

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Boulder, CO 80301

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Photo courtesy of Steve Jones.

PLEASE NOTE: The dates and times shown to the right reflect only the start and end days and times! See below for all actual class dates and times.

In addition to hosting more than 100 million breeding monarch butterflies, milkweeds support a dizzying array of insect life, from day-glo aphids and lime-green mantids to milkweed beetles, jumping spiders, and 30 or more dragonfly species. Yet milkweeds are among the most toxic plants growing in our area. Visit blooming milkweed plants in the South Boulder Creek State Natural Area and search for monarchs while exploring the mysteries of milkweeds and their associated insect populations.

Indoor Class: Thursday, August 1, 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Boulder

Field Class: Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 7:30 am - 11:00 am, Boulder.

Tuition: $58.00. Limited to 10 participants. Registration opens June 20, 2019 at 8:00 am.

Instructor Steve Jones is author of The Last Prairie and co-author of Peterson Field Guide to the North American Prairie, Wild Boulder County, Colorado Nature Almanac, and Butterflies of the Colorado Front Range. He taught in the Boulder Valley Public Schools for 33 years and has taught BCNA field classes for the last 23 years.


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Our classes are geared toward adult learners. The minimum age for attendance is 18.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Class locations are provided to registrants about two weeks before the class starts in a "Welcome" email from the Instructor. Come directly to the location of the first class and Steve will meet you there. On the field day, we will meet at a location specified at the Thursday evening class.

If you wish to carpool on the field trip, you can make your own arrangements. BCNA does not organize or participate in any carpool arrangements. If you carpool, please discuss and agree on your cost sharing and travel plans in advance.

What can I bring to the event?

You will want paper and pen/pencil on both days. The instructor will let you know if there is anything specific that you should bring to the field session. Otherwise be prepared for time outdoors, away from the car. You might bring a daypack with water and food for snacks. Wear hiking clothes and footwear adequate for conditions. Bring sun protection (sun lotion, sun glasses, hat, long sleeves), bug dope, and any field guides, binoculars, trekking poles, or other personal items and extra clothing you might want.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email registration@bcna.org. We do not check this account every day, but will try to get back to you within four business days.

What's the refund policy?

We open registration for each class just six weeks before it begins so that you will have a good idea of your availability. Our apologies, but refunds are not available. Most of the proceeds from classes go to our instructors. The remainder helps support our education program, research grants, publications, seminars, and conservation efforts. If you must cancel, we hope you'll consider your payment as a donation to the Boulder County Nature Association. Of course, if we must cancel a class, your payment will be fully refunded.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. Just log on to your account, go to "Tickets," select your order, and then choose "Edit." Change the name and email address to the new attendee's information. Be sure to check the box and we will send them a confirmation email with all the ticket/registration information they'll need. Once you're done, select "Save" to save your changes.

Demand for our classes is high and participation is limited. Classes usually fill up early, and we maintain a waiting list. If you cannot attend or find a substitute, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may offer your spot to someone else.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, your name will be on our registration list. You may print your Confirmation Email if you want a record.



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