Each year, a generation of monarch butterflies make the long trip from the northern parts of their range (throughout North America) down to Mexico for the winter where they breed and lay eggs. This new generation then makes the return trip.
Saturday, we will be spending an hour catching monarch butterflies to tag and record them. The program through Monarch Watch (http://www.monarchwatch.org/) helps us to learn more about their migration patterns and survival rates.
Come out and enjoy a fun day catching butterflies (and other insects). Bring a butterfly net if you have one, otherwise we will provide them. Remember to wear sneakers/boots and long pants. This is a great and fun event for children!
Rain date will be the following day, Sunday at 11.
We are asking for a donation of $6 per person to help with the cost of the butterfly nets and tagging materials.