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Monarch Butterfly Catch & Tag

This Program is FULL. There is another Monarch program on Tuesday, October 3rd from 1-3 pm. Contact for registration.

Monarch butterflies know winter is coming, so they are beginning their long trek south to Mexico. Some of them will have started their journey from Canada! Scientists want to conserve these amazing creatures, and in order to do so, they need to learn more about their migration patterns. That's where YOU come in. 

You have the opportunity to further research by catching and tagging these amazing creatures! 

RSVP by September 28th by emailing
Attire: Long pants and sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting dirty.
Location: Please RSVP for exact location ... it's a bit off the beaten path. 

  • Monarch Butterfly Catch & Tag
Date of Event: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location: 
RSVP for exact location

Falls Lake State Recreation Area

13304 Creedmoor Rd
Wake ForestNC 27587
Latitude: 36.011700
Longitude: -78.688800

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