b'Connecting Community withOur Natural and Historic HeritageHeritage ConservancysMONARCH BUTTERFLY TAGGING mission is to preserveVolunteers joined Heritage Conservancy staffand protect our naturalat Jackson Pond Preserve to assist in a monarch and historic heritage.butterfly tagging and tracking event at the 4-acre Further, our organization pollinator meadow. After being gently caught, the strives to connect monarchs were carefully tagged on their wings witha small sticker displaying a unique number that was your community to recorded and uploaded to a database. As they are the beautiful places spotted along their migration path, individuals can that you help us report their number to the same database and chart protect. This past year,their route. This way, we can follow their journey! we were excited tohost opportunitiesfor everyone to PLANT HEALTH TRAINING come together andHeritage Conservancy and Monster Tree Serviceexperience the wondersin Doylestown, PA, partnered together at Aldie and benefits of nature. Mansion for a Plant Health Training event. Dozens of franchise owners, as well as our own Stewardship staff and summer interns, participated. Throughout the day, many of our most valued historic specimens around the property were treated with organicsubstances to help eliminate invasive insects that are compromising their health and longevity.SWAMP TROMP Community members celebrated the first day of spring in the great outdoors at our Swamp Tromp event! Kyle Loucks, herpetologist and regional coordinator for the Pennsylvania Amphibian and Reptile Survey (PARS) led a presentation about our local amphibian friends, and he even brought a few for show and tell! 12'