Enjoy the wonder and beauty of flying flowers as we search the park for monarchs and other butterflies. To help scientists understand the monarch migration, we’ll put tracking tags on the monarchs we’re able to catch. Kids of all ages are welcome.
We'll start at 1:00pm at the Bluebird Barn with a brief explanation of the monarch migration and its importance. We’ll take a short hike (1-2 miles) through the park to find butterflies and tag as many monarchs as we can. Butterfly nets will be provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it. Please note that monarch populations and migration patterns vary. On any day we could see many, few or none. No matter how many we see, we'll learn about why monarchs and other butterflies are fascinating, their importance and how we can help them. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
Fee: $8 per person
Proceeds support Tennessee Butterfly Monitoring Network, a research and conservation project of Zoo Knoxville, and Friends of Seven Islands State Birding Park.
For more information or questions, email Steve McGaffin at email@example.com.
Pre-Registration is REQUIRED for this program. Please click link to register and reserve your spot!