Monarch Tag and Release 2013

Date and Time:
Date(s) - Saturday, September 21st, 2013
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Participants will tag a Monarch butterfly and later release it into the Garden after a brief training session. Three hundred Monarch butterflies will be tagged, recorded and released. All guests will receive a certificate.Monarch male RB01-for web

Every year thousands of Monarch Butterflies leave the US and begin their migration to Mexico. Did you know that a single Monarch butterfly travels up to 100 miles a day – traveling close to 2,500 miles to their destination of Mexico. In Norfolk, the peak season for migration is September 18 through September 26.

The Butterfly Society volunteers will be on hand to answer additional questions.

2013 Tag Recovery List:

Make sure to bring your camera to capture this unique experience

Norfolk Botanical Garden