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Sara Dykman follows the monarch migration in BICYCLING WITH BUTTERFLIES

Sara Dykman follows the monarch migration in BICYCLING WITH BUTTERFLIES


May 12, 2021, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET

Join us for an evening with Sara Dykman, author of Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10, 201-mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration. She will be joined by Susan Meyers of Monarchs Across Georgia. This virtual event is free and open to the public, but you must register on Eventbrite here to receive the link to the Zoom webinar. If you’d like to purchase a copy of the book, we hope you’ll do so from Eagle Eye Book Shop, our partners for this event, here. Deftly combining travel memoir and popular science, Bicycling with Butterflies recounts Dykman’s inspirational ride alongside the monarchs. The cast of characters includes eager schoolchildren, devoted citizen scientists, skeptical bar patrons, fellow bicyclists. climate deniers, unimpressed border officials, and—of course—millions of monarchs. Dykman passionately shares the urgent plight of the monarchs and the complex science underpinning their dwindling numbers. Filled with optimism, energy, and hope, Bicycling with Butterflies is a compelling story, confirming the urgency of saving the threatened monarch migration—and the other threatened systems of nature that affect the survival of us all. “It is part science, part adventure, part love letter to nature,” Dykman explained. “I hope readers will come away with a deeper sense of connection to the land and be inspired to join the team taking care of our planet.” Sara Dykman is the founder of , which fosters lifelong learners, boundary pushers, explorers, and stewards. She works in amphibian research and as an outdoor educator, guiding young people into nature so they can delight in its complicated brilliance. She hopes her own adventures—walking from Mexico to Canada, canoeing the Missouri River from source to sea, and cycling over 80,000 miles across North and South America (including the monarch migration trip)—will empower young and old to dream big.