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A Side of History: Milkweed, Monarchs, and More

Historic Yates Mill County Park
Yates Mill Historic Park. Friday, April 19th 10am-11am For ages 7 & up; FREE. Registration is required, and children must have adult accompaniment.

You may know the important role that milkweed plants play in the life of Monarch butterflies, but did you know that during World War II the government encouraged citizens to collect milkweed fluff to be used in life preservers? Discover the fascinating story of the war-time use of the milkweed plant; learn about the life cycle of Monarch butterflies and the essential role of milkweed plants in the butterflies’ survival; plant seeds in a pot you can take home; make a fun craft, and more!

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