The 2016 Monarch Release will be Saturday, September 24 from 9:00 to 11:00am. We kick off under "The Big Tent" at Bob Jones Nature Center with a brief talk about life cycle & migration. Shortly after, there will be Butterfly Parade – we invite children (and adults!) to don a pair of wings or even a butterfly costume as we hike the grounds tossing wildflower seed bombs. Along the way, we’ll be searching for Monarch caterpillars to be kept and watched for metamorphosis in the near future. The parade will end among the Perennial Gardens with the Release, providing countless photo ops as the butterflies hang out on nearby people and flowers.
There will be other activities & booths set up as well – face painting, butterfly crafts, a coffee station and BJNC T-Shirts & MaxFrut bars for sale!