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All About Monarch Butterflies

September 5, 2020, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Starr's Cave Nature Center
Big Hollow Creek Recreation Area

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 a 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 spend winter 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 to take part in this program at Big Hollow Recreation Area! 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!

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