4th Annual Ward 4 Community BBQ and Monarch Butterfly Educational Presentation

Thank you to those of you who came out to my 4th Annual Community BBQ. Aside from the usual fun activities and good food, we had a wonderful presentation by Monarch Butterfly expert Carol Pasternak. Carol delighted the audience young and old with her passion and knowledge of Monarch Butterflies. 
 
During her presentation we released a number of these beautiful insects. They will very shortly begin their migratory journey to Mexico. It was lovely to see the community’s enthusiasm, and delight for a creature that shares our natural environment.
photo courtesy of Bud Newton
Now we begin the planning for the 2nd Annual Maple Syrup festival in March of 2018. We hope you will be able to join us! Stay tuned for details.
 
Monarch Butterfly expert Carol Pasternak – getting ready for the release 
Photo courtesy of Pauline Kwan
 
Caterpiller – photo courtesy of Bud Newton 
 
Monarch Butterfly expert – Carol Pasternak
photo courtesy of Bud Newton
 
Two butterflies that won’t be released…
photo courtesy of Bud Newton