Join Louisa County Conservation on Sunday, September 17 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. at Langwood Education Center to help with monarch butterfly research. We will spend the afternoon searching for, catching, and tagging monarch butterflies.
Monarch butterflies cannot survive our cold Iowa winters; instead they travel up to 3000 miles south to forests high in the mountains of Mexico. Monarchs will stop to nectar along the way, which is to our advantage. We will be assisting with monarch research by catching the butterflies, placing a small tag on their wing, recording their information, and releasing them to continue on their long journey. These tags help researchers learn about the migration of the monarch.
Pre-registration is required for this free program. To register call the office at (319) 523-8381 or email [email protected] All ages are welcome, but children under the age of 16 need to be supervised by an adult. For more information about this event, please visit LouisaCountyConservation.org, or find us on Facebook.
Langwood Education Center is located three miles southeast of Grandview, Iowa. Follow the directional signs from the intersection of Highways 61 and 92.