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  1. All About Monarch Butterflies!

    September 15, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Big Hollow Hickory Shelter House/Group Campsite

    At Big Hollow Recreation Area on Saturday, September 15th, starting at 11 am, Des Moines County Conservation is all about Monarch Butterflies! During this program you will learn all about the beautiful Monarch Butterfly and what you can do to promote healthy habitat for this and other pollinators in Iowa. You will also have the opportunity to participate in citizen science by tagging Monarch butterflies! Every year, thousands of Monarch Butterflies migrate from the Midwest to overwinter in the Oyamel fir forests of Mexico. Citizen scientists east of the Rocky Mountains mark captured butterflies with special tags to identify individuals. When they arrive in Mexico the tags are retrieved, giving scientists valuable information to promote the conservation of this facinating species. Please call the Starr's Cave Nature Center at 319-753-5808 to learn more and to register for this free program!

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