Location: Monarch Watch Waystation at Nichol’s Terrace & Celebration Station in the Children’s Garden
Monarch butterflies migrate through Huntsville from September to mid-October every year on their incredible journey from Canada to Mexico where they will roost over the winter months. These seemingly delicate creatures fly feverishly on their pre-determined migration patterns making quick stops at local Waystations. Huntsville Botanical Garden has a Monarch Watch certified garden consisting of butterfly host and nectar specific plants, necessary for migrating Monarchs. On Saturday, September 17 we’ll be tagging, putting a tiny sticker, on the wing of over 200 Monarch’s and then releasing them into the Garden. The data from these recaptures will be used by researchers at the University of Kansas to determine the pathways taken by migrating monarchs, the influence of weather on the migration, and the survival rate of the Monarchs.
Come join us on Saturday, September 17, for a presentation about migrating Monarch butterflies and the lifetime experience of tagging and releasing a live butterfly!
Contact Soozi Pline at 256-837-4344; firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions