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Saturday, 20 September 2014 7:30-11:30am CDT
Lawrence, KS, USA

Once again, Monarch Watch and Jayhawk Audubon Society are sponsoring Monarch butterfly tagging for the public at the Baker University Wetlands. There is no charge to participants and no experience is necessary - so bring yourself, your kids (all ages), your friends, and your neighbors! If you have a net, bring that too, though Monarch Watch and JAS will provide the tags, nets, and instructions in how to net and tag monarchs.

Historically, tens to hundreds of thousands of Monarchs stop on their way south to refuel on the nectar from the ocean of yellow Bidens flowers at the wetlands, a fantastic site in its own right. We will have check-in and information tables just inside the boardwalk entrance to the wetlands so you can arrive and leave whenever you please. The monarchs are usually roosting or clustering (sometimes in spectacular concentrations!) until around 8:30AM. As it warms up, they begin foraging on the flowers.

IMPORTANT: This year's tagging event will be at the new mitigation site at the Baker Wetlands. To get there, enter 1250 Rd from 59 Hwy. Go east until you reach the restoration site parking lot. There should be space for buses to park/turn around in the new parking lot. If not, there will be space on 1250 Rd. See map below.

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DIRECTIONS TO BAKER-HASKELL WETLANDS

As mentioned above, this year's tagging event will be at the new mitigation site at the Baker Wetlands. To get there, enter 1250 Rd from 59 Hwy. Go east until you reach the restoration site parking lot. There should be space for buses to park/turn around in the new parking lot. If not, there will be space on 1250 Rd.