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Puppies and Butterflies

September 18, 2021

Saturday at Cacapon Resort State Park finds pet friendly programs and Monarch Butterfly migration focus. Park naturalist Valerie Chaney welcomes you to these planned activities. Activities are at or begin at the nature center.

Saturday, September 18, 2021
9:30 a.m.
B.A.R.K in the Park Join
Learn about leave no trace principles and other park rules so your furry friend can earn their certificate for being part of B.A.R.K in the Park.

10:00 a.m.
All About Monarchs
Watch a series of videos on the life cycle of a monarch and the amazing migration to Mexico. Informational, handouts, crafts, games and more.

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4th Annual PET-A-PALOOZA
Enjoy this special opportunity to take a swim with your favorite K-9 companion at the beach! Entrance will be at the picnic area/snack shop area
only. Entrance fee to event will by monetary donation to local Humane Society or other helpful items like:
• Purina Proplan & puppy chow/ Canned dog food
• Blankets, trash bags, bleach, paper towels; dawn dish detergent

Activities include:
Make your own pet tie-dye bandana ; egg hunt filled with treats; & more…

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Monarch Migration
Learn all about importance of a monarch way station by taking a guided tour at the nature center. Discover the monarch caterpillars and their chrysalis. Followed by a trip to one of the park’s many wildflower meadows known as our pollinator zones to discover adult monarchs on their long migration to Mexico. Monarch tagging will be demonstrated.

6:45 p.m.
Evening Walk
Meet park volunteer and Potomac Valley Master Naturalist at the lodge for a walk & talk about the park history and what’s new in the park

Note: 2021 Monarch Migration peak dates for the Cacapon local area is September 14-24, 2021. Helpful sites to watch the migration and to log in your own sightings of Monarchs include monarchwatch.org, monarchjointventure.org and journeynorth.org.

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September 18, 2021
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