The Monarch Butterfly Festival started in 2011 and has proven so popular that organizers chose to run it each year to the delight of locals and tourists alike.
If you watch the documentary, Flight of the Butterflies, in the video above you will see how millions of butterflies prepare for an incredible flight from Canada all the way down to Mexico.
By taking part in the Butterfly Festival, you get to be an active participant in this amazing four thousand kilometer journey. Visitors can assist in the tagging of the Monarchs to track their them through their journey south.
As with previous years, experts will be on hand to enlighten guests about what goes on in a butterfly’s life cycle and to go into greater detail about the journey they have ahead of them.
With the butterfly population in decline, there will be a strong emphasis on the need to ensure the protection of the local environment and why it is so important to maintain land conservation policies.
As part of the activities taking place during the butterfly festival, attendees will be encouraged to take part in nature hikes through the local nature reserves.
These hikes will help shed a light on the geology and ecology of the peninsula, which will help to drive home the importance of keeping protected zones ripe for wildlife as well as fauna.
Do make a point of coming out as early as possible as the festival is known for drawing large crowds. Also be sure to confirm accommodations ahead of time as motels and AirBnBs are very popular at this time of year.
Time & Date: August 24 @ 10:00 am – August 25 @ 4:00 pm
Where it’s happening: 20 Chi sin tib dek Road Tobermory, ON Canada
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