Monday, September 28, 2015

First Annual Sandy Creek Monarch Festival: October 10

A Monarch butterfly stopping in at Sandy Creek Park during its
long migration to Mexico for the winter.
Photo by John Goebel, Friend of Sandy Creek Park.
By Keep Durham Beautiful

Join us as we celebrate the amazing journey of the Monarch butterfly! Sandy Creek Park is a certified waystation for Monarch butterflies as they migrate throughout North America. This unique Durham park features milkweed, nectar sources and shelter that help sustain Monarchs throughout their migration.
In celebration of the Monarchs, the first annual Sandy Creek Monarch Festival will feature music, family friendly activities and food. Experts will give talks about Monarch biology, ecology, and conservation, and everyone will go home with FREE Monarch friendly plants and seeds. Admission to the festival is also free to the public.

Sandy Creek Park, 3510 Sandy Creek Drive, Durham, NC

Schedule of Events:

Noon - Butterfly, Plant, Photography, Bird & Park Walks

1 p.m. Introductions by Rhonda Parker, Parks & Recreation
  • Address by Mayor Bill Bell
  • Address by the Mexican Cónsul Javier Díaz de Leon
  • Address by Paul Meade, President, Canadian Business Association of North Caroline
  • Comments by Sen. Mike Woodward followed by Butterfly Release

2 p.m. - Butterfly Parade followed by another Butterfly Release
2:30 p.m. - Dance Performance by Danza Los viejitos de Michoacan
3 p.m. - Spectacular Raffle Drawing!

For more event details, including parking and other activities see:

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