Monarch Tagging Weekend

Saturday September 9th & Sunday September 10th, 2017

Join us Monarch Tagging Weekend for educational activities, presentations & showings of the award-winning documentary, "Flight of the Butterflies".

Sponsor a migratory Monarch! Tagging demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day.


 
flight of butterflies poster

Schedule of Events 

10:30 am - "Flight of the Butterflies" showing

11:30 am - Interactive Presentation: Helping Monarchs 101

12:00 pm - Monarch butterfly release**

1:00 pm - "Flight of the Butterflies" showing

2:00 pm - Interactive Presentation: Helping Monarchs 101

2:30 pm - Monarch butterfly release**

3:00 pm - "Flight of the Butterflies" showing

4:00 pm - Monarch butterfly release**

** Please note that the butterly releases are weather dependent.

Regular admission applies.

 

 

Did you know?

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch butterflies have two distinctly different life expectancies, depending on what time of year they reach the adult stage.

Monarch butterflies that emerge from their chrysalis from June - early August live for 2-5 weeks, with the primary purpose of mating and laying eggs to build up the population.

Monarch butterflies that emerge from their chrysalis as summer comes to a close (late August - early September) know that they need to find a place to overwinter. This is the "super generation," and they live 7-8 months in order to make the epic migration to Mexico.

Learn more about Monarch Migration: www.monarchwatch.org