Butterfly Blast at Allen Acres

butterfly13-1All are invited, especially the young folks, to Allen Acres to view the butterflies.  You should see adults, caterpillars, chrysalis (cocoons), and eggs of several different kinds of butterflies from skippers to large swallowtails and tagging of monarchs.  Yes, we will capture, apply a tag, and then release some monarchs.  Hopefully, some of the tagged ones will be recovered later and we can see where and how far they traveled from Allen Acres. (http://www.monarchwatch.org/tagmig/tag.htm)  And, if you can wait or come back about dark, you could be treated to view one of more hummingbird moths, moths at the black light, spider eyes, etc.  Just show up anytime and walk around on your own and we will be around to show you the hidden caterpillars, chrysalis, or eggs.  Water and access to a bathroom will be provided. Photography welcomed and encouraged.  We have models of the monarch butterfly life cycle with cut outs for your face for photographing.  Donations to defray cost of butterfly plants are accepted.

Friday Sept 27 and Sunday Sept 29, 2013butterfly13-4
8 AM till dark: Butterfly/hummingbird viewing and monarch tagging
7 pm or so till:  hummingbird moth viewing: checkout the night life of moths, other insects, spiders, firefly counting, and ?
On demand: Butterflies from Scratch by Charles Allen

Saturday Sept 28, 2013
8 AM till dark: Butterfly/hummingbird viewing and monarch tagging
9 AM  North American Butterfly Assoc. Butterfly Count
12 noon: Lunch Susan’s Chinese Food (Donations accepted)
6 pm Dinner (Supper) Chinese Food (Donations accepted)
7 pm or so till:  hummingbird moth viewing: checkout the night life of moths, other insects, spiders, firefly counting, and ?

butterfly13-3On demand: Butterflies from Scratch by Charles Allen

For more information, contact Dr. Charles Allen or Susan Allen 337-328-2252 or email native@camtel.net.  Also checkout these websites: www.allenacresbandb.com and www.nativeventures.net. Directions to Allen Acres: From the east sides of the state, get on La 10 going west out of Oakdale and follow La 10 thru Elizabeth and Pitkin and then six miles past Pitkin, you will enter Cravens turn (left) onto La 399.  La 399 is just east of the two stores in Cravens.  If you are coming from the west, you will turn onto La 10 at Pickering and follow La 10 just south of butterfly13-2Ft Polk and continue east for about 15 miles.  After entering Cravens, watch for the store on the right and then turn right onto La 399.  Now all are on La 399, follow it south for 1.8 miles and in a sharp curve to the left, turn right into our driveway.  If you are coming from the south, get on La 112 (an east-west road) and urn north onto La 399.  You will travel north on La 399 for six miles and turn left into Allen Acres.

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