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Winged Souls & Milkweed

Dates: Nov. 2, 2019 - Nov. 2, 2019
Times: 2:00PM-3:00PM
Category: Nature
Location: Isle a la Cache Museum, 501 E 135th Street, Romeoville, Il 60446
Phone: (815) 886-1467
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What do Día de los Muertos, monarch butterflies and milkweed have in common? Everything! Monarchs flock back to their overwintering sites in Mexico at the beginning of November, just in time for the Mesoamerican holiday. Legend has it that the butterflies are the returning souls of loved ones past. Back here in Will County, early November is the perfect time to harvest and plant the monarch's food – milkweed. Join us as we learn the basics of the Day of the Dead, then go outside to gather and prepare milkweed seeds for the Forest Preserve. Take home some Seed Savers milkweed seed for your own garden to feed the monarchs next spring! Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Protective gloves are welcome. This program begins indoors in an accessible facility and continues outside on natural terrain across uneven surfaces. Ages 10 or older. (Ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult.) Registration required by Thursday, October 31: 815.886.1467.


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

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