Monarch Butterfly Tag & Release at Norfolk Botanical Garden

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A chance to see the beautiful Monarch butterflies up close, and take part in Norfolk Botanical Garden's Tag & Release event. Approximately 50 butterflies tagged each hour 11am-3pm. Butterflies are available on a first-come basis and groups may need to share a butterfly to experience this unique event.

When: Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 11am-3pm

Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518

Cost: Included as a part of garden admission. 

Description: Although most Monarchs only live for a few weeks, there is always one generation of butterflies, born in late summer, that live for eight months and migrate to Mexico to avoid the chill of winter. By the time these vacationing Monarchs journey back to the United States in the spring, they have already traveled upwards of 5,000 miles total. While migrating, Monarchs can cover up to 100 miles per day.

Participants will tag a Monarch butterfly and later release it into the Garden after a brief training session. Three hundred or more Monarch butterflies will be tagged, recorded and released. Guests participating in the tagging receive a certificate.

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