Monarch Tagging Pop Up #1

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The monarch butterflies are on their way! Every year in late summer, the super-generation of monarchs make their way to overwintering grounds in Mexico. Come learn about monarch butterflies, their life cycle and miraculous migration to Mexico as we teach you how we catch, handle, and tag monarchs for research.

After learning about these amazing migrators, participants are invited to hit the trails with nets in search of monarch butterflies. Captured butterflies can be returned to the Loess Hills Lodge for tagging & release by staff. 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 this program will be held outdoors.

Cost for this event is $3.00 per person; pre-registration is required - Children age 3 & under are FREE & do not need a reservation. This fee includes your admission to the park & use of equipment. Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge.

If you aren't able to make it for this pop up, you might be able to register for one of our other tagging events:

Saturday, September 18th - 11 a.m.

Saturday, September 18th - 1 p.m.

For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283. *More events may be added throughout September depending on migration patterns.

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Monarch Tagging Pop Up #1


Thursday, September 16, 2021
5:00 PM


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

Children - $3.00


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