“We’re excited to have StoneLion Puppet Theatre present,” said Curtis Wolf, KWEC site manager, in a news release. “And we’re hoping for a lot of monarchs for everyone to catch and tag, too.”
Nets and tags will be available for those who want to catch and tag butterlies. In the past three years, 16 tagged monarchs that were released at KWEC have been recovered from their winter roosts in Mexico, according to the release.
“It’s shaping up to be a good year locally for monarch butterflies,” said Pam Martin, education specialist for the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, in the release. “We’ve been finding lots of caterpillars and adults in the KWEC pollinator garden.”
Kids also will be able to play in the mud and make a seed bomb to take home and plant.
For more information, contact the KWEC at 1 (877) 243-9268 or visit http://wetlandscenter.fhsu.edu.