FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
KALI FENCL - 216-635-3284
Cleveland Metroparks invites everyone to enjoy the winged beauty
of monarch butterflies before they make their way south for the
Learn more about these metamorphic wonders through these free
programs and event in August and September:
A monarch Morning
Friday, August 17 � 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Garfield Park Nature Center � Garfield Park
Flit on over to the nature center and bid a fond farewell to
monarch butterflies as they make their way south for the winter.
Enjoy a story all about monarchs, a craft and a short walk to view
these colorful creatures in their natural habitat. Garfield Park
Nature Center 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.
School Of The Wilds: Monarchs
Sunday, August 26 � 2 - 5 p.m.
Rocky River Nature Center � Rocky River Reservation
Join Naturalist Deb Marcinski to learn more about the
fascinating life of monarch butterflies. One generation of this
amazing insect migrates to Mexico! Get a monarch natural history
lesson, then head out with nets to get closer to this winged
wonder. Rocky River Nature Center is located at 24000 Valley
Parkway, between Cedar Point Road and Shepard Lane in Rocky River
Reservation in North Olmsted. For more information, call
�Monarch Magic� Event
Saturday, September 8 � Noon - 4 p.m.
North Chagrin Nature Center � North Chagrin
Get up-close and personal with these beautiful winged travelers!
Enjoy presentations, hikes, butterfly banding, movies, crafts,
refreshments and more! North Chagrin Nature Center is located off
Buttermilk Falls Parkway, off the Sunset Lane entrance of North
Chagrin Reservation, off SOM Center Road/Route 91 in Mayfield
Village - south of the Rte. 90/Rte. 91 exit. For more information,
Cleveland Metroparks has created a number of Monarch Waystations
in the Park District for these flying friends. Even though
butterflies do not need to worry about luggage or gas prices, they
still need to find food along the way. Cleveland Metroparks has
joined a nationwide effort to increase the number of places
butterflies can �fill their tanks.� In a number of locations in the
Park District, gardens are filled with wildflowers and milkweeds
for butterflies to snack on. Cleveland Metroparks is careful not to
use harmful pesticides in these areas and happily share them with
hungry insects of all kinds.
Enjoy the beautiful monarch butterflies this August and
September with Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,