Butterflies get human help
at Greenwich museum
GREENWICH, Conn. - Traipsing through the butterfly garden at Greenwich Point, Pavel Bure, 12, armed with a net, was hot on the trail of a monarch butterfly
"They are a lot harder to catch," he said.Bure was one of more than 20 people who came out recently to participate in the Bruce Museum's first ever monarch butterfly tagging program.
People scoured the park for the species to place a small tag on their wing, then release them to track the insect's migratory patterns.....
....Sara Thornton, 10, said she learned a lot about butterflies, including the differences between monarchs and other species as well as how to tag them."I love butterflies," she said. "I think it's cool that we got to see a live species and see the tags go on one them.\
"This is the first year that Bruce Museum educators have offered it as a public program, said Carolyn Rebbert, curator of science.
"I saw another organization doing it and thought that this would be something easy for the Bruce to put on, and it's an attractive program of citizen science," she said.
The Bruce Museum will be hosting another butterfly tagging event later in September.
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