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Monarch Madness hits KWEC

A family heads out into the sunflower fields at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, hunting for monarch butterflies to capture and tag at a previous Mad About Monarchs event. This year’s event takes place Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Monarch madness is spreading to the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, where the annual “Mad About Monarchs” event takes place Sept. 14. Participants have the opportunity to capture and tag monarch butterflies in the sunflower-filled fields surrounding KWEC, and join in other butterfly-related activities.
At the free event held from 9 a.m. to noon, participants receive information about the tagging process before heading out with a tagging leader to search for Monarch butterflies. Tags and nets are provided, along with instruction on how to tag and record data about captured monarchs.
Since no one can predict nature, several captive monarch ...

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