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Monarch Butterfly Tagging (Public Event)

Saturday September 21, 2013
7:30am - 11:30am
Off Campus, Baker-Haskell Wetlands
Once again, Monarch Watch and Jayhawk Audubon are sponsoring monarch butterfly tagging for the public at the Baker University Wetlands. The wetlands are located along 31st Street between Haskell and Louisiana. There is no charge to participants and no experience is necessary - so bring yourself, your kids (all ages), your friends, and your neighbors! If you have a net, bring that too, though Monarch Watch and will provide the tags, nets, and instructions in how to net and tag monarchs. Every year, thousands of monarchs stop on their way south to refuel on the nectar from the ocean of yellow Bidens flowers at the wetlands, a fantastic sight in its own right. We will have check-in and information tables just inside the boardwalk entrance to the wetlands so you can arrive and leave whenever you please. The monarchs are usually roosting or clustering (sometimes in spectacular concentrations!) until around 8:30AM. As it warms up, they begin foraging on the Bidens flowers around the boardwalk.
Contact: 785-864-4441, monarch@ku.edu
Department: Monarch Watch
Ticket Cost: Free