Due to Hurricane Florence, this event will be rescheduled. Date TBD.
Migratory monarch butterflies are heading south this time of year. You can learn how to help them survive through their big journey.
From 1pm to 4pm we will have monarch butterfly themed story time, crafts, and games for children in our Forest Discovery Center.
At 2pm Monarch Watch Conservation Specialist Joyce Pearsall will present a monarch butterfly program in our Forest Discovery Center. The program will include information about the monarch butterfly life cycle, annual migration, and the threats the species faces. At 3:30pm, Joyce will lead a walk to the Cradle’s Monarch Waystation and explain how you can help monarchs in your yard.
“Bring Back the Monarchs” is a nationwide campaign thru the nonprofit Monarch Watch. “The goals of this program are to restore 20 milkweed species, used by monarch caterpillars as food, to their native ranges throughout the United States and to encourage the planting of nectar-producing native flowers that support adult monarchs and other pollinators.” The Monarch Waystation initiative encourages participation in conservation of these butterflies at any sites across the nation. You can visit the website to learn what you need and how you can certify your site.