Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory


Meet Shelly Culea, Our Fabulous Volunteer

Shelly Culea

The Observatory salutes our wonderful volunteer Shelly Culea, who is affectionately known as "The Monarch Lady." Chat with Shelly for 10 minutes and you will be caught up in the wonder and magic of these beautiful and iconic butterflies. Raising Monarchs from egg to release is a passion for Shelly, and this summer she will lead several Observatory-hosted workshops: one focusing on Monarch habitat restoration, another on how to raise Monarchs from egg to release, and a third—the grande finale of our Monarch events—a tag-and-release party at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve in August.  Shelly, thank you so much for all you do!