Library Monarch Project

The Dwight Foster Public Library supports citizen assistance and monitoring of our area’s Monarch butterfly population. We will be offering an educational program, butterfly hunts and butterfly tagging this summer and fall. These programs are for butterfly fans of ALL ages.

Thursday, August 9 at 6:30 pm – What’s so special about Monarchs?
Gae Bergmann of the Dodge County Master Gardeners will tell us about the life cycle and amazing migration of Monarch butterflies. She will also explain methods for finding and raising caterpillars to help ensure their survival to adult butterflies.

Caterpillar Hunting
Karen Albrecht, local Monarch farmer, will help us find eggs and caterpillars
Thursday, August 16 at 1:30 pm – meet at the Haumerson’s Pond warming shelter
Monday, August 20 at 6 pm – meet at the Haumerson’s Pond warming shelter
Join us as we hunt for eggs and caterpillars to raise. We will also make a container for your caterpillars. This program is appropriate for all ages but children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Please call the library at 920-563-7790 to register.

Monarch Tagging
Join us as we tag our adult Monarch’s for their journey to Mexico – dates/times to be announced.