The Marshall County Conservation Board will again tag monarch butterflies in conjunction with the University of Kansas Monarch Watch Project.
A public tagging session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Grimes Farm shelter house, 2359 233rd St., just west of Marshalltown. Participants can help catch and tag monarchs that may be roosting at this location.
A limited number of butterfly nets will be available for use, but participants may bring nets if they have them. During September, numerous monarchs migrate through Iowa on their way to Mexico. Monarchs may also be brought to the Grimes Farm & Conservation Center during open hours for tagging from now until mid-October.
If you notice accumulations of monarchs in your area or if you would like to assist the MCCB in tagging monarchs, please contact us at 641-752-5490.
The GrimesFarm & Conservation Center is located just west of Marshalltown at 2359 - 233rd St. which is off Highland Acres Road between Iowa Avenue and West Lincolnway. The nature center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. MondayFriday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.