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Bicycling with Butterflies: Author Event with Sara Dykman

Event information

September 26, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Presented By: Sara Dykman

Location: Yates Hall Room 102

Address: 1702 Joplin St. Pittsburg, KS 66762

Event details

Hear author Sara Dykman speak about "butterbiking" 10,201 miles with the monarch butterflies from Central Mexico to Canada and back. 

Dykman became the first person to cycle the entire route of the migrating monarch butterflies. This fall she returns to the road, this time on a motorcycle, to celebrate monarchs and the publication of her book. Dykman is the founder of beyondabook.org. She works in amphibian research and as an outdoor educator. 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.  

Dykman will recount her inspirational ride alongside the monarchs. She will speak about her book Bicycling with Butterflies. This National Outdoor Book Award winner is filled with optimism, energy, and hope. It 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.” Dykman speaks on behalf of monarch butterflies, whose population has seen dramatic declines in recent years. “I want to give the monarchs a voice,” Dykman explained. “I want people to know that they can help monarchs by planting milkweed, which is the only food source for the monarch caterpillars.”  

Dykman's book will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 

The event will be free to the public under the sponsorship of the PSU Nature Reach & Sperry Galligar Audubon Society. 

For more information about Sara Dykman contact 406-407-0494 or sara.dykman@gmail.com or visit beyondabook.org 

Contact information

Delia Lister


(620) 235-4805