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Monarch Tagging and Family Picnic Day at the Sanctuary!

  • Audrey Carroll Audubon Sanctuary 13030 Old Annapolis Road Mount Airy, MD, 21771 United States (map)

Join ASCM and The Monarch Alliance for a fun family day of monarchs and citizen science!

September's walk is an opportunity for people to see monarch butterflies up close as we tag individual butterflies to help scientists who seek to learn more about this butterfly's extraordinary migration and conservation status.

More than 40 different species of butterflies have been observed at the sanctuary. Join us as we explore the sanctuary, looking for and learning about butterflies. Take part in Monarch conservation as we tag Monarch butterflies for the Monarch Watch Program. These amazing creatures will fly 2,000 miles to over-winter in central Mexico.

Families are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful sanctuary grounds after the walk. Children will be able to learn more about the life cycle of the monarch and participate in a fun craft. We’d love to get to know you better and have you spend some time with us!

People of all ages are welcome. Meet at 9 a.m. at the entry gate to the sanctuary at 13030 Old Annapolis Road (just east of Detrick Road) in Mt. Airy. The walk will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Questions? Visit our website or contact Cheryl Farfaras.

Earlier Event: August 17
Bob Schaefer Nature Walk
Later Event: October 26
Bird Seed Sale and Fundraiser