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Monarch Butterfly - Cache River S.N.A.

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturday
The orange and black monarch butterfly may migrate up to 2500 miles from various North American sites to central Mexico for the winter, a true migrant. This program will feature information on the monarch's life habits, food sources, life cycle, and unique migration.  Also information on Monarch Watch, a program through the University of Kansas which has been monitoring migrating monarchs since 1992.

After the program, the rest of the day will be spent capturing and identifying butterflies, and tagging the monarch butterflies for Monarch Watch.

Please register for the program so we can adjust equipment needed,  618-657-2064.

If you are not able to attend the program, please stop in, for from September 20 to October 12 all visitors will have an opportunity to net butterflies and tag the monarchs and receive information.

Note:  Cache River Wetlands Center is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
For more information: 
Event Type: 
Animals; Family Event; Indoor Event; Nature; Outdoor Event; State Parks
DNR Region(s): 
Cache River State Natural Area, Cache River Wetlands Center
DNR Park: 
8885 State Route 37 South
City, State ZIP: 
Cypress IL 62923
Contact person/email: 
Barkhausen- Cache River Wetlands Center /
618-657-2064 / 618-657-2065
Other Phone: