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Monarch Butterfly Tagging
September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Monarch Butterfly is arguably one of the most interesting insect species in North America. This butterfly is the only species of butterfly to make a two-way migration, similar to birds, in order to survive as a species. Many of these butterflies travel 3,000 miles to their over wintering destination in Central Mexico.
Monarch butterfly populations have been dwindling over the past 3 decades and are currently below the extinction threshold. This is a result of pesticides, urban sprawl, a loss of basic resources, and the continued illegal logging of overwintering forest land.
On Friday, September 23 from 10 to 11:30 AM, join the Park Naturalist to learn more about this unique insect, its lifecycle, and how you could even help at home! If any migrating monarchs are observed, participants will have the opportunity to try and catch and tag.
To register and receive the meeting location for this program please email firstname.lastname@example.org.