Monarch Watch at Hackberry Flat Center
Oct 01, 2019 to Oct 07, 2019
Celebrate the incredible migration of the monarch butterfly during Hackberry Flat Center's Monarch Butterfly Watch.
Held the first week in October, this family-friendly and free event features a short discussion of butterfly basics and tagging during the morning activities. Evening activities includes a tour to watch the butterflies come to roost in a stand of soapberry trees. Children must be at least 8 years old to participate in the evening tour. Please check on the daily status of the monarch migration on the Friends of Hackberry Flat Facebook page before traveling to event.
A Wildlife Conservation Passport is not necessary for this event, but participants are encouraged to call ahead to check the migration progress and bring a collapsible chair and light jacket for comfort for the evening activities.
Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area offers over 7,000 acres of wildlife recreational opportunities. This legendary wetland features a vast mosaic of habitats for prairie waterfowl, shorebirds and other wetland-dependent birds. Upland areas of native sunflowers, mesquite stands and cultivated fields have all come together to create a favorite dove-hunting destination in the state.
500 monarchs were tagged during the 2018 event, with five of those tags being reported nearly 1,200 miles away at two over-wintering sites in Mexico.
Oct 1, 4, 5, 6: 6:30pm.