DeSoto NWR hosts butterfly tagging event


More than 50 participants took part in the butterfly tagging program Saturday at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, including members of the Arbor Park Junior Naturalist Club. 

Following a presentation by Supervisory Park Ranger Peter Rea, the participants moved onto the refuge to find and then carefully net, tag and the release monarchs.  A unique tag code is printed on each of the small stickers that are placed on the underside of the monarch wing.

The information from the recovered tags are used by scientists to learn more about the migration to the wintering grounds in Mexico.


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