Monday, December 16, 2019

Monarch Butterfly Festival

Join the City of Southlake as we host our very first Monarch Butterfly Festival at Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve!

Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada

Did you know the Monarch butterfly makes a grand migration every winter that covers thousands of miles? Their journey leads them south from Canada all the way to the mountains of central Mexico where their trip culminates in what have become designated butterfly sanctuaries where millions of other Monarchs gather to wait out the winter. Once warmer weather approaches, they’ll make their way north again to warmer climates such as Texas, stopping to lay their eggs. As Texans, we have the unique opportunity to be stewards to these beautiful insects, which is why we celebrate their amazing journey with a festival!

At the Monarch Butterfly Festival, we’ll be hosting a grand butterfly release of over 500 butterflies, as well as a seed toss parade, butterfly-themed photo booth, interactive games and education stations, a walk-through butterfly house, face painting, scavenger hunts, self-guided nature hikes and more! Come take part in the celebration and learn all about these amazing insects. The first 500 children age 4-14 registered will be able to release a butterfly, so be sure to register online!

**Parking for the event will be at North Park, 200 E. Dove Rd. Shuttles will run to Bob Jones Nature Center beginning at 8:30am.

When:
Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where:
Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve
355 E. Bob Jones Rd.
Southlake, TX 76092
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Cost:
Resident Fee: $3
Non-resident Fee: $5
All kids under the age of 3 are free, no need to register.
Register Online