The following announcement was submitted by Black Hill Nature Center:
The Monarchs are migrating! On Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Black Hill Visitor Center located in Boyds will celebrate and say adios to these beautiful butterflies as they start their amazing journey back to Mexico. Monarchs are the only butterfly in the world that travel such great distances, some up to three thousand miles.
At 1:30, 2 and 2:30 p.m. visitors can watch butterfly experts tag and release Monarchs in an effort to track the butterflies’ southward trip to their overwintering sites. The event also offers tours from 11 a.m. to noon of the Black Hill Monarch Garden Waystation Children of all ages can take part in migration games and an insect hunt, pose for a Monarch photo, listen to Monarch stories, and create enchanting butterfly crafts. Butterfly experts and vendors will be on hand to discuss how best to promote the conservation of the Monarch, as well as other butterflies.
The FREE event will be held rain or shine and takes place at Montgomery Parks’ Black Hill Regional Park Visitor Center, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds, MD 20841.
For more information, call 301-528-3492.