Greene County Parks & Trails Offers Monarch Butterfly Intro & Tagging
|When:||Sunday, September 16 2012 @ 02:00 PM EDT - 02:00PM|
1100 Sanctuary Dr
|Description:||Greene County Parks & Trails invites local residents to participate in the unique experience of tagging monarch butterflies beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 16, at Cemex Reserve, 1100 Sanctuary Dr., Fairborn.
Monarchs are one of the few butterflies that actually migrate, says Greene County Parks Chief Naturalist Cris Barnett.
"They have spent part of the summer living off Milkweed preparing for their annual flight to Mexico," she says. "To help monitor the population of Monarchs, small tags are placed on the butterflies' wing."
Participants will learn about the life cycle of Monarchs, how to tag butterflies and how to monitor their travels south, as well as join the naturalist to collect and tag monarchs. Some butterfly nets are available for loan during the program, but participants are welcome to bring nets. Long pants are recommended to help with the tagging.
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