Monarch Day

  • Animal/Insect

Come celebrate monarch migration! 

Children’s activities will be located in the Gallery and will include the “Journey North Symbolic Migration” activity where kids’ notes and their decorated butterfly goes to a school in Mexico. Other activities include a butterfly kite, pipe cleaner caterpillars, floor puzzles, learning displays, live caterpillars, and more.

Be sure to visit the pavilion by the native plant garden for an exhibit of live monarchs.

Monarch Conservation Station
11 AM – 2 PM

Visit John Drummond, monarch biologist from Lafayette College, in the covered pavilion from 10 am to 4 pm to see monarch tagging demos as well as his collection of live monarch eggs, caterpillars, chrysalises, and adult butterflies. Some you will even be able to see using a microscope!

John will share information and explain the reasons for the recent decline in the monarch populations and what you can do to help, including planting milkweed.

Be sure to stop by to meet John, see the display and leave with FREE milkweed seeds – 3 varieties while supplies last! He will also have information about gardening for monarchs and other native pollinators.

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