Butterfly Release Party In Davenport
If you love butterflies, you need to be at Nahant Marsh this weekend.
It's the 4th annual Monarch Butterfly Release Party, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Davenport's Nahant Marsh Education Center, 4900 Wapello Ave., Davenport.
It's the time of year when late emerging butterflies start their migration to Mexico. According to the QC Times, throughout the morning and on noon Saturday, participants will be able to tag and feed butterflies for the Monarch Watch Citizen Science Program. About 200 butterflies will be released.
You're also invited to venture out on a nature hike with a naturalist to learn about wetlands and to take home a DIY ‘monarch truffle’ which is a seed ball that will grow native nectar sources for pollinators.
A bake sale, taco bar and honey from Crandall Farms, Coal Valley, will be available for purchase, and children's activities with storytelling from with the Davenport Public Library will be available throughout the day.
To RSVP, go to nahantmarsh.org/our-events/monarch-release-party-2019/ or call 563-336-3370.