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Naturalist Karen Phelps to Guide Butterfly Trip to Mexico

Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:23 am

Benton County Conservation Naturalist Karen Phelps is guiding a trip to Mexico to follow the path to the winter home of the Monarch Butterfly. The monarchs travel over 16 hundred miles from Eastern Iowa and beyond, to settle for winter in fir tree forests in the volcanic mountain range in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. Phelps will travel to Mexico with people from across Iowa and the United States to meet up with their guide, William Calvert. Calvert has over 30 years experience as a guide to the monarch wintering grounds. For more information concerning costs and itinerary, or to make reservations, contact Benton County Naturalist, Karen Phelps by email at or by phone 319-560-9809. Reservations and down payment are requested by September 24th.