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Ringgold County Conservation offers monarch tagging

Braden Johnson of Creston stands still as a monarch butterfly crawls on his nose during a Ringgold County Conservation monarch tagging event. During the event, participants learned about the monarch's life and migration cycles and set out to capture a few, which were tagged with stickers for research purposes and released.
Braden Johnson of Creston stands still as a monarch butterfly crawls on his nose during a Ringgold County Conservation monarch tagging event. During the event, participants learned about the monarch's life and migration cycles and set out to capture a few, which were tagged with stickers for research purposes and released.

MOUNT AYR – The Ringgold County Conservation Board (RCCB) is participating in the monarch watch tagging program and needs help capturing monarch butterflies to tag. 

Join RCCB 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 31 and investigate the life cycle of a monarch butterfly, discover how to identify male and female monarchs, study monarch migration and learn how to tag monarchs on their journey south to central Mexico.  

Attend this free public program in Ringgold County to explore the life of a monarch butterfly. RCCB will provide butterfly nets to catch butterflies for this family friendly event. 

Meet at the Shady Oaks (enclosed) shelter at Fife’s Grove Park north of Mount Ayr, which offers unique prairie walks and butterfly habitat. 

Wear long pants, even if it is hot. Tennis shoes and socks, sunscreen, hats and water bottle are all recommended. 

For more information contact Ringgold County Conservation at 641-464-2787. For more information about Monarch tagging, log on to www.monarchwatch.org.

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