Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory

Headquarters at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

Monarch Butterfly Restoration Events

Help the Monarch butterfly!

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Buy plants butterflies love, learn how to raise Monarch butterflies, and tag and release Monarchs at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve in May, June, and August! Details and times are below. All activities are free and open to the public.

1. Plant sale

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

On World Migratory Bird Day, choose from hundreds of native perennials, heirloom annuals, and more. Hear expert presentations on the vital role pollinating insects play. Learn why plants' shapes, sizes, colors, and bloom times are critical for pollinators, and how you can create the perfect habitat for Monarch butterflies.

Read about our other World Migratory Bird Day activities!

2. Monarch workshop

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

At Treasures of Oz, learn how to raise Monarchs. Low-cost kits containing one Monarch egg will be available while supply lasts.

3. Monarch tag-and-release celebration

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 1-3 p.m.

Enjoy cake, crafts, tours of the prairie at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, and Monarch tagging and releases.

We'll be adding to this page in the days ahead, so check back often!

Be part of the Monarch restoration!

Forest Beach Migratory Preserve
4970 Country Club Beach Rd.
Port Washington, Wisconsin

Find the preserve on a Google map.

Hosted by the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, Inc. Contact us!


Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

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Treasures of Oz

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 We Energies Foundation

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Photo: Tagged Monarch butterfly by Brett Billings/USFWS

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