An Emerging Awareness - Virtual Backyard Naturalist Series

Friday, August 19, 2022

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Event Description

(For adults & teens) Join us to learn about the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project and how a team of scientists used crowd-sourced data to study a parasitic fly, the tachinid fly, that uses monarch caterpillars as their host.


An email will be sent to you containing the link to the Zoom session around 1 hour prior to event start time. If you do not see this email, it might be based on your personal email filter settings - be sure to check your spam folder.


For questions about this program, contact Tim Vargo at

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Summer Subscription: Access to all Friday lectures from the beginning of June 2022 through the end of August 2022 including guest lectures, workshops, discounts on field trips and a Subscriber Appreciation party. Click here to join the Virtual Backyard Naturalist Summer Subscription. Want to extend your support and your benefits even further? Consider purchasing an annual subscription! 

Annual Subscription: An annual subscription gives you access to all Friday lectures from the beginning of September 2021 through the end of August 2022 including guest lectures, workshops, discounts on field trips and a Subscriber Appreciation party plus an additional 20% off the regular subscriber rate. Once you purchase you are automatically registered for the year and your support helps us keep the series sustainable and accessible to the community. To register for the annual subscription, click here!

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If you sign up for a program and your plans change, we kindly request that you let us know at least 10 business days in advance so we have the opportunity to offer a program to others. We will provide refunds as follows: 10 business days or more: full refund, 5-9 business days: 50% refund, 0-4 business days: no refund.