Monarch Butterfly Tagging at Hopewell Mound Group

Celebrate National Public Lands Day by participating in our annual Monarch Butterfly Tagging event! Hopewell Culture National Historical Park invites the public, young and old, to join naturalists and park volunteers to participate in this program.

Participants will help capture and release monarch butterflies and assist in the tagging and collecting of monitoring information. The information collected will be used to help determine migration flight patterns and timing, survival rates, weather influences on migration, and the overall population size of monarch butterflies. The program is being presented in conjunction with the University of Kansas Monarch Watch. The day’s activities will conclude with the exciting release of the butterflies. Participants are required to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes and encouraged to bring plenty of water. Supplies for the program are provided by Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.

Organized groups (large scout groups and schools) can call to schedule a separate program on select dates. Call the park at 740-774-1126 to learn more and schedule.

This event is free and does not require registration. Meet at Hopewell Mound Group parking lot, 3 miles northwest of Chillicothe on Sulphur Lick Rd., ¼ mile from Maple Grove Rd. near the west end of Anderson Station Rd. Driving maps are available at the Mound City Group Visitor Center located at 16062 State Route 104, Chillicothe, OH, 45601. The visitor center opens at 8:30 am. There is a 15 minute drive between the Mound City Group Visitor Center and Hopewell Mound Group, where the monarch tagging will take place.

For more information, call the park at 740-774-1126.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00 to 12:00
Contact Info: 
Susan Knisley
Hopewell Culture National Historical Park