Monarch Tagging: 2:30 p.m. Session

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Saturday, September 21, 2019

How in the world do you tag a monarch butterfly? Find out at our annual Monarch Tagging program at Hitchcock Nature Center on Saturday, September 21st during 1:00 p.m. tagging session. Learn more about monarch butterflies, their unusual lifestyle and life cycle, and miraculous migration to Mexico as we teach you how we catch and handle monarchs for research during a short indoor presentation.

Following the presentation participants head outdoors on the hunt for monarchs to tag onsite with help of our provided tagging stations. You are welcome to bring your own butterfly net & we will have nets available for use. Please dress for the weather & don't forget the insect repellent, sunblock, & water as much of this program is outdoors.

Cost for this event is $3.00 per person - Children age 3 & under are FREE & do not need a reservation. This fee includes your admission to the park & tags to use on butterflies tagged during the event. Online pre-registration is required by Wednesday, September 18th as space is limited. Due to the popularity of this annual program early registration is recommended.

This is the 2:30 p.m. session, the last of four programming sessions are offered on September 21st & participants must choose which program session to attend when pre-registering for this event. Program sessions will be held at 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. To register for a different programming session please return to the event listing & select the programming session of your choice.

For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283, registrations will not be taken over the phone.

Reservations may be cancelled for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 & speaking with staff directly. Cancellations made less than 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date will not be refunded. Fees for programs cancelled by PCC for any reason will be refunded. 

This event is not pet friendly, please leave your canine friends at home. Thank you for understanding. Service animals are always welcome. Weather permitting. 

2019 Programs Sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation  


The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status in its employment, programs, or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resources Director, 227 S. 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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Monarch Tagging: 2:30 p.m. Session


Saturday, September 21, 2019
2:30 PM


Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
Rene Stroud, Naturalist
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Adults - $3.00

Children - $3.00