September 24, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Platte Ridge Park
17130 MO Hwy 371
Platte City, MO 64079
Join a Conservation Educator for a morning experience with local butterflies and potentially contribute to the community science of tagging monarchs. Participants will learn about local butterflies, their lifecycles, their role as pollinators, and monarchs’ unique journey to Mexico. Participants will use butterfly safe nets to capture butterflies they encounter. Monarchs will receive small tags with ID numbers. Tags help scientists track monarch movements and population numbers. Dress for the weather. Insect repellent and long pants are recommended. Registration is required to participate.