All About Monarch Butterflies!
September 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
At the Starr's Cave Nature Center on Saturday, September 16th, 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 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 facinating species.
Bring the whole family and come take part in this program at the Starr's Cave Nature Center! Registration is required - please call the Starr's Cave Nature Center at 319-753-5808 to learn more and to register for this free program! Check out our Facebook page for more information.