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.
Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores shares with you all the steps in successfully raising Monarchs. Check out our latest article from the Shoreline Beacon newspaper.
What’s the hottest tattoo around? The Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores tattoo is making quite a splash. Six year old Ava Mifsud is happy to be sporting the BGOSS tattoo.
Beverly Whitney of Sauble Beach loves the work that BGOSS is doing in our community. At the Marine Heritage Festival in Southampton, she made a donation to BGOSS. On hand to accept her donation were Pod Squad Ambassadors, Shelley Dittburner and Craig Selby.
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.
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!
The heart of Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores is its volunteers who assist in behind the scenes activities and who maintain our Pods. As part of our series with the Shoreline Beacon newspaper, here is the latest article dealing with our Pod Squad Ambassadors.
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.
Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores is pleased to be part of the Fairy Lake revitalization project. Our new Pod is located at Matheson Park in Southampton. Check out the lead story from the Saugeen Shores Hub.
Pod Squad Ambassadors Diane Baulch and Shelley Dittburner are profiled in the Saugeen Shores Hub.
Click on the image to download the full article.