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Monarch butterfly program is Sept. 22

Submitted by Cache River Wetlands Center
Posted on 9/11/2018, 10:41 AM

The orange and black monarch butterfly migrates up to 2,500 miles from various areas of North American to central Mexico for the winter.

Monarch Watch Association, based at University of Kansas, has been tagging and monitoring migrating monarchs since 1992. At 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, attend the Monarch Phenomenon program about the life habits of monarchs and their journey to Mexico, and back.

Come to Cache River Wetlands Center, 8885 St. Illinois 37, three miles south of Cypress. After the introduction to monarchs, the rest of the day everyone will have the opportunity to capture butterflies. Together we will identify butterflies and tag monarch butterflies as part of Monarch Watch. If you can't attend on Sept. 22, when you visit Cache River Wetlands Center next you may request equipment to capture butterflies until mid October. For information call 618-657-2064.