The Butterfly House atNathanael Greene|Close Memorial Park2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield, MO 65807
Be a part of one of the most remarkable natural events on the planet! Join Friends of the Garden as we celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Monarch Watch Butterfly Tagging Program. From Springfield, a Monarch can travel about 1,600 miles to its overwintering site in Mexico. Help local experts: tag a butterfly, release it, and receive the tag code and information from Monarch Watch so you can track if and when the butterfly is found! This hands-on program from the University of Kansas is a unique opportunity for all ages to learn about Monarchs, their habitat, life cycle and amazing migration.
Help local experts: tag a butterfly, release it, and receive the tag code and information from Monarch Watch so you can track if and when the butterfly is found! This hands-on program from the University of Kansas is a unique opportunity for all ages to learn about Monarchs, their habitat, life cycle and amazing migration.
The tagging of Monarchs has been used to confirm their migration from Canada and the United States to Mexico. It helps scientists determine the pathways, or routes, Monarchs take to reach Mexico. Tagging helps to unlock the mystery of how these tiny creatures navigate mountains, forests, streams and meadows to overwinter in the same several acres as their great, great, great grandparents. Learn more at monarchwatch.org.
News release from Friends of the Garden, Springfield, Missouri
For more information, contact Lisa Bakerink at 417.763.0415, George Deatz, 840.5472, or Jeanne Duffey at
HELP TAG AND RELEASE MONARCH BUTTERFLIES OCT. 1, 2011,
AT NATIVE BUTTERFLY HOUSE
IN NATHANAEL GREENE/CLOSE MEMORIAL PARK
At last year’s event, Lisa Bakerink and other Friends of the Garden volunteers demonstrated how to tag a monarch butterfly. At this year’s Monarch Tagging Day from 2 until 4 p.m. on October 1, 2011, visitors of all ages to the Dr. Bill Roston Butterfly House in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park will tag and release the vividly colored, recognizable winged insects themselves.
The Friends of the Garden-sponsored event is free and open to the public although donations are appreciated and encouraged.
Monarch Watch Premigration Newsletter July 2011 (558.89 kB)
Information provided by Lisa Bakerink
2011 Monarch Tagging Flier (207.74 kB)
Below is basic information about what is planned for the Monarch Tagging event. You will find a great deal of interesting information if you visit monarchwatch.org for a greater explanation about the program by Kansas University. I have 200 tags ready to go; let's hope we use them all! 2011 Monarch Tagging Event Saturday, October 1, 2011 2:00-4:00 pm, public welcome Dr. Bill Roston Native Butterfly House Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO 65807
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The Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center2400 S. Scenic AveSpringfield, MO 65807
The Friends of the Garden mission is to "inspire the discovery, understanding and appreciation of nature by creating and maintaining gardens at the Springfield Botanical Gardens and by supporting the mission of the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center and Park Board."