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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Saturday, 21 September 2019
8:00am-12:00pm CDT
Lawrence, KS, USA

Once again, Monarch Watch, the Jayhawk Audubon Society, and the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center are sponsoring Monarch butterfly tagging for the public. There is no charge to participants and no experience is necessary - so bring yourself, your kids (all ages), your friends, your neighbors and a camera! If you have a net, bring that too, though Monarch Watch and JAS will provide the tags, nets, and instructions in how to net and tag monarchs.  We’ll take you all to “Butterfly School” for a little instruction before we send you off on a hunt for monarchs. The monarchs are usually roosting or clustering (sometimes in spectacular concentrations!) until around 8:30AM. As it warms up, they begin foraging on the flowers.

The folks to the north are telling us that large numbers of monarchs are heading our way, and if we are lucky, there will be plenty of monarchs to catch and tag at the wetlands on Saturday.

IMPORTANT: This year's tagging event will again be held at the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center - 1365 N. 1250 Rd. Lawrence, KS 66046. There are lots of Sunflowers and Bidens so the area should be full of monarchs and lots of other “oh, my” insects. This event is a great learning experience for all. Please see the map and directions on our website https://monarchwatch.org/tag-event/.

If you haven’t been to the Baker Wetlands Discovery Center, it’s a wonderful place to help the kids connect with nature and the birding is pretty awesome as well.


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