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Mission: Monarchs

Dates: Now - Aug. 31, 2019
Times: 8:00AM-9:30AM
Category: Nature
Location: Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E 135th St, Romeoville, Il 60446
Phone: (815) 886-1467
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Monarchs are amazing, traveling 3,000 miles in their annual migration. Be a part of their journey. The Monarch Watch Tagging Program is a large-scale citizen scientist program that has helped us understand the spectacular dynamics through tag and release. Learn techniques to safely net and tag the monarchs at Isle a la Cache and how to submit your tagging data. Come back to Isle a la Cache during peak monarch migration season on September 14 and September 21 to tag the migrating monarchs. Naturalists will be on hand those two days to facilitate drop-in tagging from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Stay as long or as little as you like. Families are welcome to help. To protect the delicate butterflies, the act of placing tags on monarchs will be reserved for older children and adults. Indoor facilities are accessible; outdoor activities will take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Ages 10 or older. Registration required by Thursday, August 29: 815.886.1467.

What's Nearby:
Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Utica Business Association
Joliet Slammers Baseball
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Grundy County Corn Festival

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