Monarch Festival 2009
Lake Nokomis Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota — Nokomis Naturescape Gardens at the intersection of East 50th Street and East Nokomis Parkway
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The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association invite you to a new festival that honors our state’s official butterfly – the Monarch.
Celebrate the start of the monarchs’ amazing 2,000 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico with music, dance, storytelling and art.
There’ll be good food, a native plant sale, prairie garden tours and art-making activities – monarch mandalas, milkweed seed mudballs and more. Performers include Larry Long, Mitch Walking Elk, Fiddlin’ Pete Watercott, authentic Aztec dancers, and more!
Help conservationists and researchers from Monarchs in the Classroom learn more about the monarchs’ migratory path by tagging and releasing butterflies hourly.
Get to the lake early and optionally wear your favorite wings, best pair of antenna, or caterpillar shirt and watch or take part in the Run for the Monarchs or the kids' Butterfly Fun Run.
A variety of native wildflowers and grasses are featured in the gardens which have been certified as a Monarch Waystation by the conservation and research organization Monarch Watch. Monarch Waystations contain annual and perennial plants that provide habitat and food sources that are essential to the survival of monarch butterflies.
For more information : http://www.monarchfestival.org