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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Magical Monarch Migration event for 50 Plus is Sept. 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

50 Plus Monarch tagging

Be a part of one of the world’s greatest migrations during a special event for 50 Plus set for mid-September at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center.

Now in its fourth year, this weekday event, called Magical Monarch Migration, will take place on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the nature center, located at 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. Participants will enjoy a light breakfast with coffee and juice, learn about the incredible journey of these butterflies, watch a butterfly tagging demonstration, see the wildflowers they depend on to survive, and receive three tags to tag butterflies in the park or in their own yard, and bring home milkweed seeds to plant and grow. Bring your walking shoes and enjoy the trails after the event.

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “social event.”

This event will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. The cost for this one-and-one-half-hour event is $15 per person for Johnson County residents or $17 per person for nonresidents. To register, call (913) 831-3359, or register online by going to, and clicking on “Register for Activities” and completing a course ID search for 23071.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-2975 for space availability.

Magical Monarch Migration for 50 Plus is in addition to and separate from the annual Monarch Migration Workshop programs  for ages eight and older, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14. For more information about that event, which also requires advance registration, search for barcode 23806. 

The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. 

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