All About Monarch Butterflies!

Big Hollow Recreation Area, Des Moines County

Saturday, September 23, 2023

At Big Hollow Recreation Area's Hickory Shelter on Saturday, September 23rd, starting at 10 AM, Des Moines County Conservation is all about Monarch Butterflies! During this program you will learn all about the beautiful Monarch Butterfly and what you can do to promote healthy habitat for this butterfly and other pollinators in Iowa. You will also have the opportunity to participate in citizen science by tagging Monarch Butterflies! Every year, thousands of Monarch Butterflies migrate from the Midwest to overwinter in the Oyamel Fir Forests of Mexico. Citizen scientists east of the Rocky Mountains mark captured butterflies with special tags to identify individuals. When they arrive in Mexico the tags are retrieved, giving scientists valuable information to promote the conservation of this fascinating species. Bring the whole family and come take part in this program at Big Hollow Recreation Area's Hickory Shelter! Call Starr's Cave Nature Center at 319-753-5808 to learn more about this free program!

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All About Monarch Butterflies!


Saturday, September 23, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Hickory Shelter
18853 152nd Ave
Sperry, IA 52650
Starr's Cave Nature Center at 319-753-5808
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