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Monarch Tagging | 3 P.M.

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Saturday, September 9, 2023
3:00pm to 4:00pm Add to Calendar

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542

Ages
All Ages

Cost
$5 per person

The monarch butterflies are on their way! Every year in late summer, the super-generation of monarchs make their way to overwintering grounds in Mexico. Come learn about monarch butterflies, their life cycle, and their miraculous migration to Mexico as we teach you how we catch, handle, and tag monarchs for research.

After learning about these amazing migrators, participants are invited to hit the trails with nets in search of monarch butterflies. Staff will show you how we tag and release them.

This event will be held in coordination with a public seed ball-making event sponsored by Milkweed Matters from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Make sure to stop by and try your hand at crafting native seed balls that will be tossed along roadsides during large-scale bike rides including RAGBRAI. As supplies last.

Please note: You are welcome to bring your own butterfly net or use one of ours. This event will be held entirely outside.

The cost for this event is $5.00 per person and pre-registration is required. Children age 3 & under are free and do not need a reservation. This fee includes your admission to the park & use of equipment.

Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge. For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.

There are four different time slots to choose from for this event. Please see other time slot registration information below.

Cancellation Policy

Please note that processing fees will not be refunded. Guests may cancel their reservation for a refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs canceled by Pottawattamie Conservation due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded, including the processing fee.

2023 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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