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Regular readers of this blog know that your Road Trips Gardener considers butterflies as fluttering flowers (of course, they’re privileged visitors to gardens as well).
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Two Monarch Festivals in Early September

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Monarch Festival, Minneapolis, MinnesotaTwo Monarch Festivals take place September 7, 2019 — one in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the other in Galesburg, Illinois.

The Minnesota fest is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 7, 2019, at Lake Nokomis, 49th Street and Woodlawn Boulevard, Minneapolis. The Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly amazing 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico with music, food, dance, hands-on art, native plant sales and plenty of opportunities to get up close with monarch butterflies, learn about their habitats, and what you can do to make a difference.

The Festival will be held just east of the Lake Nokomis Community Center in the area bounded by East Minnehaha Parkway, Woodlawn Boulevard, and East Nokomis Parkway.

Activities include: Learning about monarchs at all stages of their life; helping tag and release a monarch butterfly; findig out what monarchs need to live in Minnesota, and touring the Naturescape, a four acre butterfly and pollinator-friendly landscape next to Lake Nokomis.

The Monarch Migration Festival takes place in and outside of the Lakeside Nature Center, 1033 South Lake Storey Road, Galesburg, Illinois, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 7, 2019.

(Photo courtesy of Monarch Festival)

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