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Monarch Madness

August 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Throughout the summer, we rear Monarchs from eggs to butterflies at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center. As a species that needs our help for population success, it is important to support them in more ways than one. Through introduction of native plants such as milkweed and blazing star, protection and maintenance of natural butterfly habitats, and rearing from egg to butterfly, we have assisted in the protection of this incredible species. Visit us throughout the summer to experience the life of a Monarch Butterfly at The Ridges Sanctuary.

Monarch Migration – 10:00 AM
What does it take for Monarchs to complete their annual migration; an incredible feat that only few insects would partake in. Join us as we dive into the details and explore  the migration of a Monarch Butterfly.


Monarch Tagging – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Every fall as Monarchs travel thousands of miles to overwinter, their migration can be tracked and studied by tagging them. Learn why tagging is important and how you can raise Monarchs at home. Stop by the Nature Center between 11 am and 2 pm to tag and release our Monarch butterflies before they make their long journey south. Great for all ages!

Fee: Sponsor and tag a Monarch: $5 each


August 24, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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