Winged wonders to come under the spotlight

June 18, 2013 by  

The June Butterfly Tour will enable families to get out and learn more about the winged wonders that inhabit the natural wildlife refuge in their area.

During the weekend tour, people will be able to observe all types of wildlife in their natural surroundings and learn much about what lives in their area. Poster printing, flyer printing, and other printing services may have been used to entice people in this community to visit the wildlife refuge down the road.

It will take place in the form of a guided tour with naturalists from the refuge and will occer in the evening hours, when people can observe the number of moths and butterflies that inhabit the evening hours by illuminating the area with light. These night creatures are often overlooked by people as they travel through the area and, while on this tour, guests will learn about their lifestyles, ecological importance, and behavioral patterns. With the possibility of bats and other nocturnal creatures making an appearance, guests need to bring a flashlight for this tour and good walking shoes. Pre-registration is required.

There is no cost to attend this tour and the whole family is encouraged to come out. The June Butterfly Tour will be held on Saturday, June 22 from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge located at 17076 293rd Avenue in Zimmerman, Minnesota, just down the road from Princeton. To register, or to learn more about the wildlife refuge, please visit the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge website or call the park at 763-389-3323