Monarch Tagging Weekend
Saturday September 15th & Sunday September 16th, 2018
Join us Monarch Tagging Weekend for educational activities, presentations & releases of tagged monarch butterflies (see schedule below)!
Sponsor a migratory Monarch! Tagging demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day.
Schedule of Events
11:30 am – Interactive Presentation: Helping Monarchs 101
12:00 pm – Monarch butterfly release**
2:00 pm – Interactive Presentation: Helping Monarchs 101
2:30 pm – Monarch butterfly release**
4:00 pm – Monarch butterfly release**
** Please note that the butterly releases are weather dependent.
Did you know?
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