Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Monarch Mania at Darke County Parks!

The story of the monarch butterfly could be written as a miraculous tale. Their journey to Mexico along with their beauty have captured the hearts of many. Sadly, their population numbers are dropping across their range. In the Midwest, and particularly here in Darke County, we play a crucial role in preserving the habitat needed for the monarch to survive. Head out to Shawnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center on St. Rt. 502 west of Greenville on Saturday September 5th at 2pm for afternoon devoted to exploring more about monarch butterflies. For any questions about this or any other programs, please call the Nature Center at 548-0165.

Photo: A monarch butterfly caterpillar feeds on milkweed in preparation for the magical transformation into a chrysalis!

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