Migration Celebration

  • Dates: September 22, 2018
  • Location: Cool Creek Nature Center
  • Address: 2000-1 East 151 Street, Carmel, IN 46033
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Monarch butterflies are on the wing migrating through Indiana and on to their overwintering grounds in Mexico. Celebrate this fascinating insect at the nature center. Enjoy a Mariachi band that brings the festivities of Mexico to Indiana. Take home a milkweed plant to provide food for next year’s caterpillars. There will be music, crafts, games for kids, face painting and a bounce house. Learn about citizen science opportunities, butterfly tagging, and how to become a certified waystation. If all goes as planned, we will have the opportunity to release monarch butterflies! Stay for lunch served from a local food truck. 3:00 pm: A special speaker will discuss the needs of monarchs, other butterflies and pollinators. Learn what to plant to attract these beautiful insects. Hear a firsthand experience of a visit to the monarchs' overwintering location in Mexico.

Date: Saturday, September 22
Time: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Location: Cool Creek Nature Center
Pre-registration: Not Required

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