Sat, October 3, 2020 - Sat, October 10, 2020
Reserve your free ticket to witness the incredible migration of the monarch butterfly during the Oklahoma Wildlife Diversity Program’s Monarch Butterfly Watch at the Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area and Center. Management at Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area encourages the growth of the native annual sunflower that produces seeds enjoyed by migrating doves and, because the bloom period continues into the fall, is a primary nectar source for southbound Monarch butterflies.
The Monarch Watch event is a participant in the North American Monarch Watch Tagging Program, a large-scale citizen science project that was initiated to help understand the dynamics of the monarch’s spectacular fall migration through mark and recapture. During past years, tags from Monarchs tagged at Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area have been recovered in two different overwintering areas in Mexico.
This October, the general public will have five opportunities to help tag monarchs captured on the WMA on October 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10 starting promptly at 9am at the Hackberry Flat Center and four opportunities to watch Monarchs glide in to their traditional roost sites by the hundreds on the evenings of October 3, 4, 5 and 9 to start promptly at 6:30pm. Please, no pets.
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Hackberry Flat Center
22468 CR EW 189