Hawk Cliff Woods Migration Weekends: Bicycling with Butterflies

The Hawk Cliff Woods Migration Weekends (formerly Hawk Cliff Weekends) is back! This year, we are offering two virtual presentations leading up to the weekends. Although, we won't be together in person, we strongly encourage you to visit Hawk Cliff Woods during the weekend of September 18-19 and 25-26 to see the hawk and Monarch migration on your own. Want to learn more about the Hawk Cliff Woods Migration Weekends? Check out this video introducing the events history and the partners behind it.

For the second presentation in the series, we welcome Sara Dykman, author of "Bicycling with Butterflies", to recount her inspirational journey of 10,201 miles (~16,417 km) on a beat-up bicycle from Mexico to Canada and back with the Monarch butterfly migration in 2017, followed by a Q&A.

We will be drawing names at the end of the presentation and one lucky attendee will be going home with a copy of Sara's book! You won't want to miss out. 


Sara Dykman is the founder of beyondabook.org, 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.



Sara's book is available for purchase at Chapters Indigo and locally at Oxford Book Shop.

Sara has waived her speaker fee in the name of supporting TTLT and getting people excited about Monarchs! To learn more about the Butterbike project or to support Sara's efforts, please visit http://www.beyondabook.org/.






Hosted in partnership with Hawk Cliff Raptor Banders, St. Thomas Field Naturalist Club, and Volunteers of Monarch Watch


September 19, 2021 at 11:00am - 12pm
Online via Zoom
Darby Alderson ·

Will you come?