Missouri Department of Conservation: Citizen Science
Monarch Tagging & Butterflies
Join a Conservation Educator for a morning experiencing local butterflies and potentially contribute to the Citizen Science of tagging monarchs. Participants will learn about local butterflies, their lifecycles, and role as pollinators, and monarchs’ unique journey to Mexico. Participants will use butterfly safe nets to capture butterflies they encounter. Monarchs will receive small tags with ID numbers. Tags helps scientists track monarch movements and population numbers. Dress for the weather. Insect repellent and long pants are recommended. Registration is required to participate.
Dates: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Time: 9 am and 11 am
Platte Ridge Park
17130 MO Hwy 371
Platte City, MO 64079
Registration is required (40 participants per time) Registration will open August 15 at 8am.
If you are having difficulty registering on-line, you can contact the phone registration vendor at 1.888.283.0364. Event call center hours are M-F 8am - 5pm. This phone number is for event registration only.