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Delaware Highlands Conservancy announces monarch butterfly program

LIBERTY, NY — Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC), and naturalist Ed Wesely for a free monarch butterfly program at the CCESC office in Liberty on Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

For 20 years, Ed Wesely and Barbara Yeaman rescued Monarch butterfly eggs and caterpillars from threatened habitats, reared and then released them. With the help of local school children, they nurtured and released over 6,000 adult monarchs.

Come and learn about the monarch life cycle, its migration to Mexico, and threats to the monarch butterfly population and habitat. This is a program the whole family will enjoy.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and prior registration is required. To register call the conservancy at 570/226-3164 or 845/583-1010, email, or visit