The 21st Annual Monarch Butterfly Festival was held at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, October 24, 2009.
It was a great event for kids of all ages. There were monarch tagging demonstrations, a live butterfly tent, people tagging, butterfly plants for sale, exhibits, slide shows, food by the Wakulla Volunteer Fire Department, guided walks, a children's corner, van & wagon tours. There was also a photo club booth where you could get a souvenir picture taken wearing a pair of monarch butterfly wings.
It was a beautiful, warm fall day with over 3500 visitors to St. Marks Wildlife Refuge, enjoying the event and different activities. The butterfly tagging was of special interest to many who had never seen this done before.
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Great sequence Lou. Since I never got up to the headquarters, I'm glad I got to see what went on......
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