Monarch Tagging at Sioux City Prairie

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September 06, 2017
Monarch Butterflies will soon begin their journey southward during the annual migration to Mexico. The public is invited to learn more about the Monarch butterfly migration and help tag butterflies at an educational program on Friday, September 8 at 6:00 p.m. at Sioux City Prairie’s west gate, located on Talbot Rd. about 1/2 mile north of its intersection with Military Road in Sioux City. 
"We're looking for places where migratory monarchs hang out in the evening," Theresa Kruid, Naturalist, said. "Migrating monarch butterflies roost in trees and bushes, sometimes by the thousands, from the last week in August to the third week of September."
Volunteers interested in helping tag butterflies are also being sought. "This is a great activity for the whole family," Kruid said.  
Sign up to help tag or report migratory monarchs, or pre-register for this event by calling the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center at (712) 258-0838 or email Theresa Kruid at tkruid@woodburyparks.org . This event is Co-sponsored by The Nature Conservancy in Iowa and the Woodbury County Conservation Board. The event is free.
The program will begin at 6:00 p.m.  Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress for being outdoors. For more information contact Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, 712-258-0838, tkruid@woodburyparks.org .    
Contact:
Theresa Kruid, Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
tkruid@woodburyparks.org, (712) 258-0838