Pop-up Naturalist: Butterflies and Community Science


  • Sunday, September 6, 2020 - 1:00pm to Monday, September 7, 2020 - 3:45pm

Monarch butterflies are a familiar and iconic insect species with an impressive migration. You can have a direct part in helping researchers continue to learn all about them!

Join a Naturalist to search for and learn about monarchs, along with other insects, while helping catch monarch butterflies for tagging. Discover the best ways to help monarchs and other butterflies, and how you can participate in real science to help researchers keep track of their population and habits.

Limited nets will be available, or bring your own if you have one! Participants must wear a mask to be able to work with the Naturalist to help tag the monarchs.

This outdoor program is part of Project P.L.A.Y. and will occur weather permitting and with proper physical distancing and other safety measures in place.  In the event of weather cancellation, notice will be provided here and on the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Facebook Page. Pop-up naturalist programs are limited to a maximum of 25 participants at one time, including staff.

The Pond House is located in Pond Dakota Mission Park, 401 East 104th St, Bloomington. For more information visit www.BloomingtonMN.gov.  


Gideon and Agnes Pond House
Between Nicollet and Portland Avenues
401 East 104th Street
Bloomington, MN