Monday, September 12, 2016

Marvelous Migrating Monarchs Program Saturday, September 17th At Sinnemahoning State Park

News for Immediate Release
September 12, 2016

Sinnemahoning – Monarch program at Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday September 17

Marvelous Migrating Monarchs
Saturday, September 17, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Every fall thousands of Monarch butterflies migrate from Pennsylvania to their overwintering grounds in central Mexico.  Join Sinnemahoning State Park staff to learn about monarch butterflies, their annual migration, and what we can do to help these marvelous insects to survive.

This free, family-friendly program will begin with a presentation in the Park Office & Wildlife Center classroom, followed by a short walk around the gardens and fields to look at monarch habitat and, hopefully, catch a glimpse of these beautiful butterflies.  If monarch butterflies are present, the group will have an opportunity to participate in Monarch Watch butterfly tagging. Arial nets will be provided and participants will be able to help tag and release the butterflies.

For more information about programs and events at Sinnemahoning State Park, contact the park office at 814-647-8401 or by email at  Online, visit Sinnemahoning-State-Park on Facebook or view the PA State Park calendar of events at

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.  With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

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