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Event Series Event Series: Monarch Tagging at Newfields

Monarch Tagging at Newfields

September 23, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm EDT

Do your part to aid environmentalists in monarch conservation efforts by gently catching and tagging Super Generation Monarchs as they make their journey from Canada to Mexico. This event is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the spectacular creatures, spend time in nature, and give back to the earth. All ages and experience levels are welcome to participate.

An expert from Indiana Wildlife Federation will teach you how to gently capture butterflies with nets and affix a small, numbered sticker on the hindwing. Data collected will be used by Monarch Watch to determine the pathways taken by migrating monarchs, the influence of weather on the migration and the survival rate of the monarchs. All ages are welcome to participate, but younger volunteers may require help from experts when handling butterflies. A limited number of nets are available, so you are welcome to bring your own. 


Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park at Newfields

1850 W 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46228
The free Fairbanks Park on the campus of Newfields is located along a bend of the White River just north of Riverside Park and includes trails and outdoor artwork.