Loves Park area to host butterfly release

September 14, 2018 by  

Every year, monarch butterflies from North America head to their winter homes in Mexico, Texas and other warm areas, and a Loves Park event will help to send them on their way.

Monarch Watch has planned a morning of learning that will see a large group of butterflies released, and before they go, data about them will be recorded. Scientists and naturalists will be on hand to provide information and answer questions, and the whole family is welcome.

Guests at the Monarch Release Party, which will be hosted by Burpee Museum of Natural History, will take part in a variety of hands on activities, and help with tagging the butterflies. There will also be an assortment of crafts and other activities, and attendees will learn about Monarch Watch’s migration tracking tool. All of the partygoers will be able to hold a butterfly, and there will be lots of other fun as well.

Tickets for this special event are on offer for $2 for museum members and $5 for the general public. A special family pass is also available, which also includes admission to the museum. Signs and other items for this type for event can be sourced from an area printing services provider.

This opportunity for young and old to learn more about monarchs, as well as their life cycle, migration, and the mythology that surrounds it, will be held on October 10. It will take place at 939 North Main Street in Rockford.