Mission Monarch

This year, Hamilton County Parks is on a mission to help monarch butterflies. Did you know that monarchs require a certain type of plant, milkweed, to survive and that their populations have taken a steep decline in the last 20 years? We can help- it's as easy as planting and encouraging milkweed to grow. Join Cool Creek Nature Center in learning about monarchs this year and actively helping them!

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An Evening with Butterfly Author and Experts

Jeffrey & Sandy Belth - "Butterflies of Indiana A Field Guide"
Thursday, September 8th, 6-8 pm at the Cool Creek Nature Center (2000 E 151st Street, Carmel, IN)

Get tips on how to identify local butterflies, their habitat needs and host plants. They will share their experiences visiting the monarch overwintering grounds in Mexico.

Ages: Adults and older children
Pre-registration preferred: 317-774-2500 or cool.naturecenter@hamiltoncounty.in.gov
Migration Celebration

Butterfly Book Chat

Wednesday, October 5th, 7-8:30 pm
Cool Creek Nature Center (2000 E 151st Street Carmel, IN)

Join us for a relaxed evening discussion of a monarch butterfly classic "Four Wings and a Prayer, Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterfly" by Sue Halpern. 
(You don't have to read the book to participate.)

Ages: Adult
Pre-registration preferred: 317-774-2500
cool.naturecenter@hamiltoncouny.in.gov