Upcoming Programs and Events
The Monarch Alliance in partnership with the Potomac Valley Audubon Society and other organizations, works hard to bring educational outreach programs to the community and beyond.
Monarch Discovery Days
The great monarch migration to Mexico has begun. While it began in Winnipeg, Manitoba around August 10, it will peak in our area the third week in September. But all of September is a great time to celebrate the migration, which will take about a month to pass through our area. This is expected to be a very good year for migrating monarchs.
To celebrate the migration, The Monarch Alliance, a program of the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, will be sponsoring a number of events in Washington and Frederick Counties in Maryland, and Jefferson County in West Virginia:
September 7 – Fall Milkweed and Native Plant Sale: 9 AM - 2 PM at Sunny Meadows Garden Center (7437 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713).
Call Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465 for more information.
September 8 – Tagging at the Antietam National Battlefield: 10 AM - 12 noon with Chris Tawney and Sandy Sagalkin. Meet at the Burnside Bridge Parking Area.
September 14 – Briggs Monarch Discovery Days: 10 AM - 3 PM at the Briggs Animal Adoption Center (3731 Berryville Pike, Charles Town, WV 25414).
Find more information here, or call Joette Borzik at 240-440-4221 with any questions you may have.
September 21 - Children’s Parade, Monarch Tagging Demonstration, and children’s games with Brittany Wedd, Emily Conrad, City of Hagerstown Parks and Recreation, and staff from the Potomac Valley Audubon Society, 9:30 AM - 12 noon.
Check the City of Hagerstown's website for more information.
September 21 - Monarch Tagging and Family Picnic: The Monarch Alliance is co-sponsoring this event with the Audubon Society of Central Maryland.
The event will be held at Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary (13030 Old Annapolis Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771) from 9 AM - 12 noon.
More info can be found here, or by calling Sandy Sagalkin at 240-291-6465.
September 22 - Monarch Tagging & Bird Walk at Claymont: Beginning at 9 AM and lasting 2-3 hours at the historic Claymont Mansion (667 Huyett Road, Charles Town, WV 25414). Head over to the PVAS website for more information.