Butterfly Release Celebration at Beech Creek Botanical Garden -Stark County
To allow for social distancing we have split our Butterfly Release Celebration into
2 different release sites
3 release times per day
Monarch Tagging Demonstration
Come watch our experts tag monarch butterflies! The Monarch Watch Tagging Program is a large-scale citizen science project started by the non-profit Monarch Watch to help understand the monarch’s fall migration through mark and recapture. During the tagging demos, visitors will learn all about the process and how the adhesive tracking tag is placed on a butterfly’s wing. And children can even “tag” their own butterfly in a fun DIY necklace craft!
Insect & Pollinator Parade
Show off your best butterfly costume in our Insect & Pollinator Costume Parade great for all ages! Dress up as a butterfly, bee, another pollinator such as birds or bats, or any insect you’d like. The insects and other pollinators will “migrate” along the parade route on our grounds and end at the butterfly release site just in time for release! We will have some costume butterfly wings ($3-30) and insect accessories ($2-6) available for purchase on the day, but here are a few DIY butterfly wing tutorials to get you started!
Help us release hundreds of butterflies throughout our release event! Release monarchs for migration as well as other butterfly species so that they may contribute to the local environment. It’ll be a sight you won’t want to miss and all visitors are welcome to watch!