Monarch Migration Festival at LSNC

This year, the Leslie Science & Nature Center will be celebrating the Monarch butterfly with the inaugural Monarch Migration Festival on Saturday, September 6 from 1-3p. The Monarch Migration Festival is for all ages and costs $9/person or $34/family. LSNC Member families will receive discounted admission of $8/person or $30/family.

I know many kids are fascinated by butterflies, so they should enjoy the event.


ANN ARBOR, MI, AUGUST 19, 2014 –

Leslie Science & Nature Center (LSNC) invites you to support a threatened native pollinator while celebrating its survival at our inaugural Monarch Migration Festival, on-site at LSNC, 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, on Saturday, September 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

This event, currently in its inaugural year, is a celebration to build hope for the Monarch Butterfly’s future, and includes educational games designed for younger children, hands-on learning opportunities for older children, and materials designed to educate interested adults and grow support for the species. Scheduled to coincide with the time of year that Monarchs begin their annual journey south, the event will increase their numbers as well as the support available to them on their trip. Program highlights include tagging and releasing Monarch Butterflies, learning about conservation efforts, and gauging the current health of local butterfly habitats.

Attendees will explore LSNC’s prairie to find insects and insect-friendly plants, sweeping the grasses with nets to explore the diversity of insects; healthy habitats require a balance of different insects, and this exploration allows attendees to learn to support both Monarch Butterflies and the insects with which they coexist. Monarchs in particular require the healthy presence of both host plants where they can lay their eggs and nectar plants where the adults can feed.

Please join us for the Monarch Migration Festival on-site at LSNC, 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, on Saturday, September 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.. This is an all-ages program; registration is $9/person or $34/family non-member; $8/person or $30/family for LSNC members. LSNC membership is $50 annually, includes the entire immediate family, and confers discounts on LSNC rentals, camps, and many programs. Learn more at Preregistration for this program is encouraged at or by calling 734-997-1553.

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