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Monarch Watch Butterfly Tag and Release
Saturday September 27, 2014:
Anderson Education Center Classroom

Seatings at 9 am, 10 am, and 11 am

Join us for muffins, a presentation about migrating monarch butterflies, and the unique experience of tagging and releasing a live butterfly

Monarch butterflies migrate through Huntsville, Alabama, 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. The Garden has a Monarch Watch certified garden consisting of butterfly host and nectar specific plants, necessary for migrating monarchs.

We’ll be tagging, putting a tiny sticker, on the wing of over 100 monarchs 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.

The cost for this event is $15 per person with Garden membership or paid admission. You may register and pay for the Monarch Watch Butterfly Tag and Release tickets below. Non-members may pay admission at the front desk on the day of the event. Select the seating time below for tickets

Questions? Contact Soozi Pline - or 256-837-4344.