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Monarch’s First Flight

Event information

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Plum Creek Nature Center


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Event details

This ongoing program runs from Thursday, Sept. 1, to Friday, Sept. 23. 

Plum Creek Nature Center is helping pollinators by rearing monarch caterpillars in a safe environment. As the butterflies emerge from their beautiful chrysalides, you can help release them. Each day at noon, nature center staff — and you — will release butterflies. What a thrilling experience to take part in a monarch’s first flight!

Visit the nature center to see the caterpillars in their various life stages. A naturalist will be on hand to answer all your butterfly questions and give great pointers on how to make your yard attractive to butterflies.

Event requirements

No registration required. Please call 708-946-2216 before visiting to ensure there are monarchs ready to be released.

Plum Creek Nature Center is an accessible facility. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.