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Monarch Tagging at Thorpe Park
August 29 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Winnebago County Conservation Board will be hosting the annual Monarch Tagging program on Sunday, August 29th, at the Thorpe Park shelter house. A short program about the Monarch butterfly will be given at 1:00 PM, with the actual tagging running from 1:30-2:30 PM. Thorpe Park is located five miles west of Forest City on “I”/345th Street.
Everyone is welcome to come to the talk at 1:00 PM, the tagging at 1:30 PM, or both. There will be a limited number of Monarchs available for those who would like to tag a butterfly themselves, but you are also welcome to bring your own Monarchs to tag. Nets will also be available for anyone who would like to catch Monarchs at the park to tag. Although the program will be outside, everyone is asked to socially distance while in the shelter house. In case of inclement weather, the program will be postponed, and that announcement will run on KIOW Radio (FM 107.3) and the WCCB web site (www.winnebagoccb.com), as well as the WCCB Facebook page and Twitter feed.
For more information about the WCCB’s Monarch Tagging program, contact Winnebago County Naturalist Lisa Ralls at 641-565-3390 or at email@example.com.