Looking for a unique way to spend Valentine’s Day? Show your love for the Bay checkerspot butterfly, a federally threatened species, at Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve. By adopting a Bay checkerspot caterpillar and placing it in its new home within the specially restored habitat at Edgewood, you can play an important role in species preservation. Space is limited and all attendees must preregister at Event Brite
As part of a tightly controlled scientific program, caterpillars are being transferred to Edgewood in an effort to re-establish the population that formerly thrived there. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about how plants and animals survive the changing conditions of our environment. Each attendee can select and name a caterpillar and receive a special Certificate of Adoption.
This event requires walking approximately three miles of moderately sloping terrain. You are off-trail on uneven ground that may be wet or muddy. Bring water, a hat, sturdy shoes, and sunscreen. To prevent introducing non-native plant species to this sensitive area, your shoes must be free of soil and seeds. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Event time and directions are provided to registered guests. Please visit Friends of Edgewood for information about other events at Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve. Please note that this event may be rescheduled or canceled, depending on availability of caterpillars and weather. Costs for this event are not refundable unless the event is canceled or the event is rescheduled and you notify us at least one day before the rescheduled date that you want a refund.