“We’re excited to have Steve Craig and Amy Short present their unique brand of humor and magic during the festival this year,” said Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager, in a news release.
Visitors can grab a net and tags to help capture and tag butterflies, and participants will receive info about the tagging process. They will then head out with a tagging leader to search for monarch butterflies. According to the release, 13 tagged monarchs from KWEC have been recovered over the past two years from winter roosts in Mexico.
Kids can make a seed bomb filled with soil and native flower seeds, along with several other activities. An exhibit beehive also is set to be on display in the insect zoo, weather permitting, in addition to giant walking stick insects, hissing and peppered cockroaches, butterflies, caterpillars and chrysalises.
Door prizes will be presented at noon, along with free milkweed plants (one per family). Information on butterfly-friendly plants also will be available, and light refreshments and drinks will be provided.
For more information, contact the KWEC at 1 (877) 243-9268 or visit wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu.