Date(s) - 09/01/2023 - 09/30/2023
Giant City State Park
Journey of the Monarch program at Giant City State Park
During the entire month of September, Giant City State Park will be celebrating the Monarch
Butterfly by participating in a tagging program. Every fall thousands of Monarch Butterflies migrate south to
Central Mexico. Giant City is a great stopping point for these small creatures, and we need your help!
Come out and help the University of Kansas track these insects by participating in the tagging program.
Anytime between 8 am-2 pm daily, stop by the Visitors Center for a quick tutorial on the Monarch, the correct
way to catch them, and ideas on where to find them in the park. After the tutorial, visitors are encouraged to
head to the field to try and catch a butterfly or two. Bring Monarchs back to the Visitor Center where they will
be tagged and released.
All supplies and instructions will be provided.
Please contact the Giant City Visitors Center to reserve your spot at 618-457-4836.
Giant City State Park is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The mission of the IDNR
is to manage, conserve and protect Illinois’ natural, recreational and cultural resources, further the public’s
understanding and appreciation of those resources, and promote the