Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Butterfly Walk Comes to Detroit's Rouge Park

Stock Photo by Felix Carreto
The Friends of Rouge Park will host a butterfly walk this Sunday, July 22, from 2 - 4 p.m. in Rouge Park. This event will be led by Doris Applebaum of the Oakland Audubon Society. Attendees will learn to identify the variety of butterflies in Rouge Park. This is also an excellent opportunity for visitors to experience the recently restored tallgrass prairie within the park.

Those interested in joining this butterfly walk are asked to meet on the west side of Outer Drive, south of Joy Road (map). This walk will be postponed if it is not sunny and a rain date to be announced on the Friends of Rouge Park website.

Long pants and covered shoes are strongly recommended for those going on this walk. This is due to the plants in the prairie as well as the possibility of encountering poison ivy.

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