Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores Monarch Tagging Days

Interested in seeing how Monarch butterflies are tagged? Come and join Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores at one of their community tagging days. Learn how and why we tag Monarchs on their epic journey to their overwintering grounds in Mexico.

Monarch butterfly tagging dates and times.

· Meet at the Big Flag (Pod S-6) in Southampton
· Open to all ages
· Great for the whole family
· Bring along your butterfly nets (we have a few available)
· Bring your camera
· Wear sturdy shoes

1) Tuesday, August 29 from 10:00 am – 12 noon (rain date: Wednesday, August 30 10:00 am – 12 noon)

2) Saturday, September 2 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (rain date: Sunday, September 3 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

3) Saturday, September 9 from 10:00 am – 12 noon (rain date: Sunday, September 10 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon)

Check our web site and Facebook page for updates.

Marine Heritage Festival in Southampton

Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores hosted a booth at this years Marine Heritage Festival in Southampton. A special thanks to all the Pod Squad Ambassadors who shared with people their time, passion and information about monarchs, pollinators, native plants and our Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores project.

 

Young Naturalists Helps Monarch

Six year old Norah came across a female Monarch on a hiking trail and realized that something might be the matter with the butterfly. With the help of Melitta the Monarch was placed on a butterfly flower where it quickly started to feed. Later that day she flew away. It is nice to know that people like Norah are concerned about our environment. Way to go Norah!

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BGOSS presentation to Huron Fringe Field Naturalists

Kerry Jarvis shared through images, videos and stories the plight of the Monarch butterfly to the Huron Fringe Field Naturalist in Kincardine on June 27. He also talked about the importance of community engagement stressing that we can all act as agents of change to help protect the environment.

Club members and Pod Squad Ambassadors, Bob Taylor and Anne-Marie Benedict were in attendance and display the Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores banner with Kerry Jarvis.

Image by: Christine Roberts

Read the full story from the Kincardine Record here.

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