Tag: monarch butterflies

A monarch rests on flowers planted for pollinators on the Rothenberg Elementary rooftop garden

Join us on our Facebook page every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. Nature Interpreters Stephanie and Julie are in the butterfly garden at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve. Here, they’re sharing how they complete the delicate task of tagging monarch butterflies so we can study the patterns of these important pollinators.

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A monarch catepillar sits atop the orange flowers of butterfly milkweed.

Join us on our Facebook page Mondays through Fridays at 10 a.m. for a live video with Great Parks staff. Nature Interpreter Lisa is searching for monarch caterpillars at Francis RecreAcres. You’ll also learn more about the monarch caterpillars and monarch butterflies that Lisa is hand-raising.

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For the last 33 years, Great Parks has conducted a¬†butterfly count in the western Hamilton County parks headed by former Great Parks Ranger and current VIP Bob Nuhn, in collaboration with the North American Butterfly Association. One Saturday every July, employees, volunteers and the public head out with sunscreen and binoculars to count the number […]

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