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Saving the Monarch

Learn to Raise Your Own Butterflies At Davisburg Event

Natural Awakenings News: Saving the Monarch

Our North American monarchs are facing population decline and need our help. On Wednesday, July 15, Springfield Township Parks & Recreation will host Raising Monarch Butterflies from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants ages 4+ will learn how to raise their own monarch butterflies in the class instructed by Debbie Jackson, Monarch Watch Conservationist.

Those who attend will learn to identify eggs, caterpillars and milkweed (its only food source), and look for caterpillars to take home (if available). It takes only 4 weeks for a monarch to transform into an amazing graceful monarch.

Participants should bring a 1 lb. clear deli container with lid (or something similar), a water bottle, dress in weather appropriate clothing and wear closed toe shoes as this class is held outside-rain or shine.

The cost for the event is $5 individual/$10 family for Springfield Township residents or $7 individual/$12 family for non-residents. Preregistration is required by July 10 at 5:00 p.m.

The event will be held at the Shiawassee Basin Preserve Pavilion, 12000 Davisburg Rd., Davisburg. For more information or to register, call 248-846-6558.

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