Get this year’s Monarch update and everything you need to help during Monarchs & Milkweed at The West Woods Nature Center on April 6

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Good news: this year’s overwintering population of Monarch Butterflies in Mexico was up! But that doesn’t always mean that things are on the mend.

Get an in-depth look at Monarch biology, and learn about the current plights that continue to cause them to struggle for survival, during Monarchs & Milkweed on Saturday, April 6th from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The West Woods Nature Center.

There, Naturalist Tami Gingrich, the naturalist who raises Monarchs for Geauga Park District’s display at The Great Geauga County Fair, will share her wealth of knowledge on this well-known species and show breathtaking video showing thousands of butterflies at their overwintering sites. Then you will get a chance to exercise your green thumb by potting and planting your very own native milkweed seeds to take home and germinate. As this plant then grows in your yard, attracting Monarchs and giving them a place to lay their eggs and multiply, you will feel rewarded knowing you have personally done something to help!

Registration is not required for this program, which is fully wheelchair/stroller accessible. Please call ahead with questions.

For more on Geauga Park District offerings, please call 440-286-9516 or visit Geauga Park District online via www.geaugaparkdistrict.org, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.

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