JAMESTOWN – The Audubon Nature Center will host the 2015 Monarch Butterfly Festival on Saturday, August 29.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Nature Center will celebrate this beautiful creature that is experiencing serious population decline.
Visitors can see Monarchs at various stages of life; watch experts tag the butterflies; and ask questions about raising them, growing milkweed, planting a butterfly garden, and establishing a monarch way-station to help these distinctive travelers.
At 4 p.m. the tagged butterflies will be released to fly to Mexico, where their tags will help scientists track the migration of this rapidly dwindling species.
More festival fun includes tours of the butterfly garden; exhibits of live fish, reptiles, and amphibians; Liberty, the Nature Center’s resident Bald Eagle; the Ted Grisez arboretum; and miles of nature trails.
Festival admission is $8 or $6 for Friends of the Nature Center and children ages 3-15. Two and under are free.
More details of the Festival are can be found at at monarchbutterflyfestival.wordpress.com.