Dive into the mysterious world of beautiful monarch butterflies with our annual Majestic Monarchs, tag and release program! Monarchs are iconic orange, black and white butterflies classified as a “species of special concern” under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act.
Join us for this free event at the Butterfly Conservatory and discover the fascinating life cycle and incredible migratory journey of the monarch butterfly. Learn how you can help with conservation efforts and take part in monarch tagging demonstrations and releases as the monarchs begin their incredible journey south.
Tag, release and learn all about these fascinating pollinators!
September 9 – 10, 2023
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
While supplies last
In front of the Butterfly Conservatory at the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens.
Step inside one of the largest glass-enclosed butterfly conservatories in North America and discover a tropical garden oasis. Make your way through 180 metres of meandering pathways surrounded by towering tropical plants and gorgeous blooms. This tropical oasis is yours to explore!Learn More
Tag, Release and Monitor your own Butterfly
Did you know that monarch butterflies migrate? At the end of the summer, a special generation of monarch butterflies are born that will travel from North America to California and Mexico for the winter. Tag, release and monitor your own butterfly as part of your Majestic Monarch experience!
The tags allow researchers to effectively track monarch migration patterns and document changes and trends in their behaviour. Tags are recorded and posted online, giving you the chance to potentially see where your tagged butterfly ended its journey!