Monarch Butterfly Tagging

A monarch butterfly at rest.

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News Release Date: September 1, 2014

Contact: Melinda Repko, 740-774-1126

Date: Sunday September 21st & 28th
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Hopewell Mound Group unit
Fees: No fees

During this program, participants will help capture and release monarch butterflies and assist in the tagging and collecting of monitoring information.The information collected will be used to help determine migration flight patterns and timing, survival rates, weather influences on migration, and the overall population size of monarch butterflies.The program is being presented in conjunction with the University of Kansas Monarch Watch. Naturalists and qualified volunteers will also be on hand to assist with the tagging and recording process.The day's activities will conclude with the exciting release of the butterflies.

Participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes and encouraged to bring plenty of water. Supplies for the program are provided by Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.

Program begins at 11:00 am.  Meet at Hopewell Mound Group parking lot, 3 miles northwest of Chillicothe on Sulphur Lick Rd.,¼ mile from Maple Grove Rd. near the west end of Anderson Station Rd. Driving maps are availableonlineand at the Mound City Group visitor center (16062 State Rt. 104), which opens at 8:30 am.  Hopewell Mound Group is a 15 minute drive from the main visitor center.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Mailing Address:

16062 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601


(740) 774-1126

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