Press Release

Flutter In for a Free Program on Monarchs at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

MANSFIELD, Ga. (10/4/2013)

One of the most recognized butterflies in North America is the monarch.  Make plans to attend a free upcoming program about monarchs at an event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center.   

The program, scheduled from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., will offer both education and fun!  Participants will learn about the unique life history, and incredible migration that this species endures. 

A special addition to the program is the father and son team of Dr. Jim Maudsley and Dr. Michael Maudsley.  Jim Maudsley, whose enthusiasm for butterflies began at age 5, has done research in the Amazon, Caribbean and here in Georgia.  Michael Maudsley credits his father with initiating his love of butterflies and inspiring his career. He too has traveled over the world to study butterflies through his work with both the University of Georgia and now, with Emory University. 

What do you need to do to attend? Registration is required, so call (770-784-3059) and let us know you are coming.  Event will be held rain or shine. 

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center is located near Mansfield, less than an hour southeast of Atlanta off Interstate 20.  The address is 543 Elliott Trail, Mansfield 30055.  

Need more information? Visit www.Charlieelliott.org or call (770) 784-3059. 

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