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Scissortail Park studies monarch butterflies by placing tiny tags on their wings

September 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Monarch butterfly migration is happening, and Scissortail Park is part of tracking this natural phenomenon

THEY’LL PARK IS JOINING THE MONARCH WATCH TAGGING TAGGING PROGRAM, WHICH WAS STARTED IN.

TO HELP ATTRACT THE MONARCHS SCISSORTAIL PARK PLANTS SOME OF THE MONARCHS FAVORITES SUCH AS MILKWEED AND CONEFLOWERS.

IT DOESN’T HARM THEM AT ALL AND THEN WE RELEASE A PLANTS TELLS ME THE BEST TIME TO CATCH AND TAG THEM HERE IN OKLAHOMA CITY IS USUALLY LATE SEPTEMBER THROUGH THE FIRST WEEK IN OCTOBER, BUT IT’S VERY WEATHER-DEPENDENT.

SO WE STARTED TAGGING EARLY THIS YEAR IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MONARCH WATCH TAGGING PROGRAM.

Scissortail Park studies monarch butterflies by placing tiny tags on their wings

The migration of monarch butterflies is happening now. Scissortail Park is part of tracking this natural phenomenon.

The park has been using tiny tags to track the butterflies on their annual migration since the Monarch Watch Tagging program began in 1992.

“To help attract the monarchs, Scissortail Park plants some of the monarchs’ favorites, such as milkweed and coneflowers,” said the park’s director of horticulture, Lance Swearengin.

Swearengin said the best time to catch and tag the butterflies in Oklahoma City is late September through the first week in October, right before a strong cold front moves through.

OKLAHOMA CITY —The migration of monarch butterflies is happening now. Scissortail Park is part of tracking this natural phenomenon.

The park has been using tiny tags to track the butterflies on their annual migration since the Monarch Watch Tagging program began in 1992.

“To help attract the monarchs, Scissortail Park plants some of the monarchs’ favorites, such as milkweed and coneflowers,” said the park’s director of horticulture, Lance Swearengin.

Swearengin said the best time to catch and tag the butterflies in Oklahoma City is late September through the first week in October, right before a strong cold front moves through.

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