NORTH LIBERTY– Ever wondered how something as delicate as a butterfly travels over 1,500 miles to Mexico? Now you can find out.
Forevergreen Garden Center will host its annual Monarch butterfly tag-and-release event on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Forevergreen Garden Center, 125 Forevergreen Rd. Registration and tagging begin at 9:30 a.m., presentation begins at 10 a.m. Tagging will continue after the presentation, and the release will take place after the last tagging session.
A great family activity, participants learn how Monarchs are tagged, registered, and released so scientists can study and protect their migration routes. Each will have an opportunity to tag a butterfly and receive a certificate with the codes and information on University of Kansas Monarch Watch program. The hands-on presentation is presented by Kathleen Ziemer of Butterfliz of Iowa, who has been raising butterflies and leading educational seminars since 1999.
The event is recommended for adults and children ages 4 and up. There is no cost to attend the seminar. Fees to tag and release a butterfly for those who pre-register by Sept. 12 is $5. After Sept. 12, the fee is $7.
Contact Lucy Hershberger for more information at 319-626-2774, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
This is an outdoor event with limited seating; bringing chairs is recommended. In the event of rain it will be held under shelter.