City of College Station educates residents about monarch butterflies

Published: Mar. 4, 2018 at 5:48 PM CST
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On Sunday, the City of College Station held a Monarch March at Lick Creek Park for residents to celebrate the migratory phase of the butterflies.

"We are just trying to educate our community about creating way stations and planting food for the caterpillars as they're coming through so that we can keep up the monarch population as they are traveling," said Virginia Godwin with the City of College Station.

Families got to enjoy multiple events like a march through Lick Creek Park, butterfly face painting, education booths, and lots of bugs!

"The Texas A&M Entomology team is out here sharing some of their bugs and monarchs with the rest of us which is a really cool thing to see in person," said Godwin.

The free event also featured the group, Butterflies in the Brazos and Texas Naturalists Brazos Valley who talked to kids about how they have been planting way stations, which are safe zones and no mow zones for monarchs, as well as handing out milk weed seeds for the community to plant.