Sun 9/15 @ 12:30-4PM
People who pay attention to environmental issues know that the number of monarch butterflies has declined, due to the loss of the milkweed plants their caterpillars need to complete their life cycle. Habitat loss and weed killers have caused them to disappear.
Learn more about these iconic butterflies, as well as other insects of the field at the Geauga Park District’s Monarachs and Meadow Insects program at Frohring Meadows.
There you can help catch and tag monarchs, play an oversized board game depicting the hazards monarchs encounter during migration, and find and identify other meadow insects including beetles, grasshoppers, praying mantids and katydids.
They’ll provide the nets. There’ll be an orientation at 12:30pm but you can come anytime. It’s advised to dress for going out in the field with long pants and long sleeves, socks and hats. No stilettos!
The program is free and no registration is required.