Three Rivers Park District Tags Monarch Butterflies
Three Rivers Park District invites the public to be “citizen scientists” and help them catch and tag monarch butterflies at the Crow-Hassan Park Reserve or Eastman Nature Center this weekend. Participants can catch and tag monarchs as they prepare for their 2,000 mile journey to Mexico.
“It’s monarch butterfly season,” explained Kim Nowicki, outdoor education supervisor. “This is the time when they are looking toward migration.”
Nowicki says tagging monarchs is a great time when people can be citizen scientists. Researchers will be able to capture monarch butterflies when they reach their destination in Mexico to learn more about them.
“Citizen scientists are the best way to help us with that, and to be honest, kids are the best at capturing butterflies,” said Nowicki.
The next two Sundays, participants can pay a $5 fee and participate in the monarch tagging program.
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