AUGUST 10, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
LAUREN HARRIS - 216-635-7014
Take time to learn more about the monarch
butterfly with Cleveland Metroparks. Learn how to help track
these butterflies as they pass through on their long migration
journey to Mexico for the winter.
The following September programs on monarchs are free and are
great family activities:
Monday, September 6 -OR-
Tuesday, September 21 -OR-
Wednesday, September 22 -OR-
Thursday, September 30
1 - 2 p.m.
Lewis Road Riding Ring parking lot � Rocky
Join Naturalist Min Keung to learn about these
beautiful winged creatures. Learn how to tag monarch butterflies.
Program will be cancelled, if raining. Lewis Road Riding Ring is
located off Lewis Road in Rocky River Reservation, between Cedar
Point and Barrett roads in North Olmsted. For more information,
Monarchs (and other buttefflies)!
Saturday, September 18 � 1 - 4
Stop in and learn about these amazing
butterflies that soon begin a journey to Mexico! Within the next
few weeks, most monarch butterflies will disappear from the area
for the winter. Some will migrate to warmer areas, some will find a
cozy spot to brumate (visitors will learn what that means), and
others will lay eggs that will emerge with the warm spring weather.
Visitors can also take a few tests to see how they would be as a
butterfly. Stop in anytime between 1 and 4
p.m.GarfieldParkNatureCenter is located off Mill Creek Lane, off
the Broadway Avenue entrance of Garfield Park Reservation in
Garfield Heights. For more information, call 216-341-3152.
Cleveland Metroparks has teamed up with the
University of Minnesota's Monarch Larva Monitoring Project,
University of Kansas Monarch Watch, and University of
Toronto.Cleveland Metroparks is active in providing data on monarch
populations and milkweed habitat, in addition to survival studies
and the diseases that affect monarchs. Much of the research
conducted is also used for education in the Park District.
In addition to the monarch programs in the Park District this
September, everyone is invited to the free "Monarch
Magic" event on Saturday, September 11 from noon to 4 p.m. at
NorthChagrinNatureCenter in MayfieldVillage. Butterflies look like
gentle creatures as they float through the air, but they are rugged
world travelers. As fall begins with winter not too far away, find
out where monarch butterflies migrate from the northern winters.
Enjoy presentations, butterfly banding, a butterfly net tent,
crafts, refreshments, and more. Get up-close and personal with
these beautiful winged travelers. For more information, call
440-473-3370 or visit clevelandmetroparks.com.
Celebrate monarch butterflies in Cleveland Metroparks
- part of your life, naturally.
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