24th Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival at St. Marks NWR
Oct. 27, 2012 from 10 am - 4 pm
Fall is in the air and so are the migrating monarch butterflies, making their 2,000 mile trip from the
northern American boundary to the mountains of central Mexico. This amazing phenomenon passes
through the Gulf coast of Florida beginning about the third week in October, and may be observed
along the coast at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge.
Visitors will be able to watch the tagging process at our 24th annual Monarch Butterfly Festival on Sat., October 27, 2012, from 10 am - 4 pm. The event is filled with the wonder of folks of all ages charting their own "migration," making butterfly crafts, talking with monarch butterfly researchers and other exhibitors, learning about landscaping to help all pollinators, munching on a Bradley's sausage dog, taking tours and much more! ("Public Lands Day", Sept. 29th on page 2)
For more information, please see www.fws.gov/saintmarks, www.stmarksrefuge.org, call 850 925-6121.
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, 1255 Lighthouse Rd., St. Marks, Florida 32355