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Monarch Larva Monitor Training At Paynetown SRA, June 14

Last updated on Sunday, June 2, 2013

(PAYNETOWN) - Monroe Lake seeks participants for a summer research project to monitor monarch butterfly larva at Paynetown State Recreation Area.

The project is part of the lake's Citizen Science volunteer program. New volunteers are welcome.

A two-hour training session will be offered at Paynetown SRA on Friday, June 14, at 6 p.m. Volunteers will learn how to look for monarch larva, identify their stages of development and properly record data observations.

Registration for the training session is required by noon on June 11 by calling (812) 837-9967 or emailing Jill Vance at jvance@dnr.IN.gov. Questions should also be directed to Vance.

At the end of the training session, volunteers will be asked to sign up to monitor monarch larva at Paynetown during the research period, which runs from June 23 through Aug. 31. The weekly observations required for the study will be divided between all volunteers to reduce the individual time commitments.

Monroe Lake is at 4850 South State Road 446, Bloomington, 47401.

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