Another year, another monarch tagging event at Calkins Nature Area. Join the staff at Calkins on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. to tag some monarchs. This is a public event that is free to attend. Participants can catch, tag and release their own monarch butterfly before the species migrates to central Mexico for the winter. Calkins has 100 wing tags to put on butterflies this year and tags go fast, so be sure to get to the nature center right at 5 p.m. on the 19th. The butterflies that are tagged will be used for research at the University of Kansas through the Monarch Watch Program, which tracks and patterns the annual monarch butterfly migration. The data accumulated is important, especially considering the drastic decline seen in monarch populations over the last decade.
- Occurs Thursday, September 19th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm