Kansas native and Monarch Butterfly researcher and author to speak at Pittsburg State and Joplin Public Library next week

Have you ever wanted to go out on a really long bike ride? How about a 10,000-mile journey that starts and ends in Mexico and takes you up into the northeast and Canada, following the migration pattern of the Monarch Butterfly?

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Next week you’ll have two opportunities to hear Sara Dkyman, the author of the 2021 release, Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration. Dkyman says she met a lot of incredible people during the bike tour.

“You know sometimes, I think you might have heard the saying, you don’t choose the fight, the fight chooses you. And that’s how I feel about this trip and monarchs. I wanted to do a bike tour, and I thought, oh, i’d be fun to follow the monarchs. And then one thing led to another, and I discovered that there are a lot of incredible people doing incredible work, and they invited me to their house.”

Dykman will speak at Pittsburg State’s Yates Hall next Monday, September 26, at 7 pm. And the following day at the Joplin Public Library at 6 pm. Both events are free and open to the public.


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