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Saturday, April 6
MORE THAN MIGRATION: MONARCH BUTTERFLIES BRING US TOGETHER
Interpretive Center, Homer Lake Forest Preserve, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
· 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit the new exhibit and pick up free milkweed seeds
· 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Hands-on monarch activities and crafts
· 2 p.m. Enjoy a presentation by Janet Townsend, president of the Ford Iroquois Master Gardeners
What is your connection to monarch butterflies? Monarch butterflies bring us together in many ways. To many people, butterflies symbolize the common human experience of transformation and new beginnings. In addition, monarchs link two countries on their annual migration, and la mariposa monarca is often incorporated into Dia de los Muertos celebrations. During World War II, U.S. civilians mobilized around milkweed plants to support the war effort. Today, citizen scientists track monarchs, and volunteers raise butterflies that will travel thousands of miles to a land they may never see. Learn more at this year’s exhibit! FREE. For more info: (217) 896-2455 or email@example.com.