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As the spring approaches, monarch butterflies are prepping to make their annual 2,500-mile journey back to the north. Among their journey, they will take a stop along the way in Brazos Valley. To pay tribute to the beautiful black and orange creatures return to Aggieland, the College Station Parks & Recreation Department’s put on a Monarch March. This event took place on 3/4/2018 at Lick Creek Park Nature Center. The festivities are a time of appreciation for the winged creatures that call our city home.
The Monarch March is a walk through Lick Creek Park Nature Center’s Monarch Waystation. Extra festivities included butterfly face painting and tips on how to create your own waystation or butterfly garden. Other Bryan/College Station organizations such as Friends of Lick Creek, Texas Master Naturalists, and Butterflies of the Brazos hosted a booth with activities that call for appreciation for wildlife. As part of the Monarch March, you were able to receive two free Butterfly Retreat seed packets at our Central Park office at 1000 Krenek Tap Rd. The free event also educated kids on safe zones and no-mow zones to protect the butterflies. Each of these packs covers more than 20 square feet and contains a wildflower mix that’s perfect for creating a butterfly home. This allowed citizens to get excited to create their own butterfly habitat and get involved in the Monarch Pledge themselves.
The Monarch March celebrated their butterflies while also emphasizing the significance in creating a healthy domain to support these extravagant insects.
For more information, go to cstx.gov/monarchs or call 979.764.3486.
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