Event time/date:  9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2018


Walk and Talk at E. Stroudsburg Dairy Farm slated for development: 


Learn How You Can Help Monarch Butterflies and

Dig Up Native Plants to Take Home.


Botany Professor Lori Colgan will educate us on the status of Monarch butterflies and their need for milkweed plants on an easy half-mile walk at the former Dairy Farm. We will look for Monarch caterpillars on milkweed plants and Lori will describe steps that you can take to help the butterflies. Anyone can pick milkweed pods and plant them on your own property. At 11 a.m., a group of volunteers will drive to the Smithfield Township Municipal Building and plant milkweed seeds in the township’s community garden.


Since the dairy farm property has been approved for development into a housing and retail complex, we have received permission to dig out plants and take them. Some of the plants on the property are: small black walnut trees, sycamore trees, red panicled dogwood trees, great lobelia, Virginia creeper, sensitive fern, peonies, asters, wild bergamot, pokeweed, goldenrod, and sumac shrubs.


There is a mostly-level trail through the property which is about half a mile long, and many milkweed plants can be seen along this trail. However, to collect other plants, you may have to bushwhack through dense brush. Bring shovels and buckets if you would like to take plants with you. You can also take walnuts and propagate them from seed on your own property. Wear closed-toe shoes and bring water. You may wish to bring a change of socks, shoes, and pants because the vegetation will be wet in the morning and so your pants and shoes will likely get wet. This event is free but registration is required, directions will be emailed to participants:

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