2020

ACTIVITES/

FIELD TRIPS

$175 REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES FIELD TRIPS

FIELD TRIP 1

Saturday afternoon 3:45-5:00pm: Palo Corona Regional Park Restoration

 

Just step outdoors at our lovely venue and meet with Monterey Peninsula Regional Parks staff and volunteers to take a walking tour through this former golf course being restored into a natural park.  The entire park connects nine previously protected conservation properties preserved for their biological, recreation and scenic values. There are over 500 species of plants occurring in diverse habitats from the Carmel River to the mixed hardwood forest that crown’s the 3,000-foot Palo Corona Peak. The Park’s grassland ecosystem supports some of the highest numbers of individual grass and wildflower species found anywhere along California’s central coast, and the Parks Department is making a concerted effort to factor pollinator habitat into their restoration efforts.

           

Contact:  Jackie Nelson, Environmental Education Supervisor

nelson@mprpd.org

831-233-8635

FIELD TRIP 2

Saturday afternoon 3:45-5:00pm: Pacific Grove Monarch Overwintering Site. 

 

Carpool together (or meet others there) for a short 9-mile ride to the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary at 250 Ridge Rd, Pacific Grove, CA. We will be joined by Museum of Natural History staff for a tour of the monarch clusters, and talk about what happens at the overwintering sites, and what the city of Pacific Grove, the community, and the natural history museum are doing to enhance and maintain the Sanctuary. 

           

Contact: Connie Masotti

conniemasotti@msn.com

719-359-2795

WORKSHOP 1 

Saturday afternoon 3:45-5:00 pm: How we count our Western Monarchs.

 

You’ve heard about the Thanksgiving and New Years counts of our Western Monarchs as they overwinter throughout the California coast.  But how does it work?  How does one “count” a Monarch cluster, and how does it all get tallied and stay organized?  Stick around the Fiesta Room after the talks, and Join Jessica Griffiths from Althouse and Meade who provides the training on behalf of Xerces Society for most of central California.  Workshop materials will be provided.  Bring your binoculars if you have them.  And if you are interested… try your hand at counting the following morning! 

 

NOTE: YOUR MUST ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ACTUALLY HELP COUNT MONARCHS ON SUNDAY MORNING (SEE DETAILS BELOW)

Contact: Connie Masotti

conniemasotti@msn.com

719-359-2795

 

 

FIELD TRIP 3 Sunday morning 7:30-8:30 am: Help with the Western Monarch New Year Count at the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary. 

 

Meet with Connie Masotti and Nick Stong from the Museum to perform an actual early morning count.  You will be finished in time to come back to the Sunday morning Summit. Clipboards, pencils, and forms will be provided. Attendees need to bring binoculars. 

 

NOTE: you must attend the Saturday WORKSHOP to participate in the Sunday morning counting.

           

Contact: Connie Masotti

conniemasotti@msn.com  

719-359-2795

OTHER FREE PRE AND POST-SUMMIT FIELD TRIPS AVAILABLE BUT NOT PART OF THE SUMMIT.

“PRE-SUMMIT” FIELD TRIP Friday Jan10th at 1:30 PM: Pacific Grove Monarch Overwintering Site. 

 

Carpool together (or meet others there) for a short 9-mile ride to the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary at 250 Ridge Rd, Pacific Grove, CA. We will be joined by Museum of Natural History staff for a walk through the monarch clusters, and talk about what happens at the overwintering sites, and what the city of Pacific Grove, the community, and the natural history museum are doing to enhance and maintain the Sanctuary. (FREE)

           

Contact: Connie Masotti

conniemasotti@msn.com

719-359-2795

 

“POST-SUMMIT” FIELD TRIP" Sunday Afternoon Jan 12th at 2:00-3: 30 pm: Pacific Grove Monarch Overwintering Site. 

 

Carpool together (or meet others there) for a short 9-mile ride to the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary at 250 Ridge Rd, Pacific Grove, CA. We will be joined by Museum of Natural History staff for a walk through the monarch clusters, and talk about what happens at the overwintering sites, and what the city of Pacific Grove, the community, and the natural history museum are doing to enhance and maintain the Sanctuary.  (FREE)

Contact: Connie Masotti

conniemasotti@msn.com

 719-359-2795

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