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Catch monarchs at Quivira’s Monarch Mania

Shown is the 2016 Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Monarch Mania. This year’s event is set for Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Quivira National Wildlife Refuge will host its annual Monarch Mania on Saturday, Sept. 16. This free event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Quivira’s Environmental Education Classroom. 

Activities include monarch tagging, butterfly catching demonstrations, face-painting, crafts, and an outdoor Butterfly Pavilion with live butterflies for up-close viewing.  

Participants, young and old, can borrow an insect net to pursue and capture as many monarchs as possible. Staff will then tag and release each monarch. Each tag carries a unique number that can be tracked through a national database, should the monarch be re-captured elsewhere. A total of ...

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