Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory brings back Monarch migration program

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Published August 31, 2023 at 11:36 am

The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara-on-the-Lake as they hold their popular Majestic Monarchs education program on September 9 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

Need something colourful to do with the family the weekend after the long weekend that involves flights but no airplanes?

Look no further than the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory (2565 Niagara Pkwy) in Niagara-on-the-Lake as they hold their popular Majestic Monarchs education program on September 9 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

“These important programs allow researchers to identify the number of monarch butterflies in our area, collect data on their migration, learn how they are surviving in our environment and the actions we can take to protect their habitats,” says the conservatory.

There will be a live “Tag and Release” demonstration every half hour, starting at 11:30 a.m., an event that provides visitors with an opportunity to tag and release a butterfly to follow on the University of Kansas’ Monarch Watch tracking website.

For guests wanting to learn more about how to support monarchs and other pollinating species, Niagara Parks has established a pollinator garden route, which includes 12 pollinator gardens from Fort Erie to Niagara-on-the-Lake, as well as interpretive signs developed in collaboration with local Indigenous artists and writers.

The free educational event at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory helps guests discover the incredible migratory journey of the monarch butterfly and learn how they can help with conservation efforts.

It will take place among the native plantings in the sensory garden in front of the Butterfly Conservatory, within the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture.

For anyone who hasn’t been inside the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, here’s a quick peek inside.

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