On Saturday we went to Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary in Princeton to participate in their Monarch tagging event. It was a lovely September day, though it was a wee bit chilly due to the breeze.
As you can see, the girls were super excited to be there!
There was a chat about the butterfly life cycle (which the girls were well versed in thanks to many books we've read and the Wild Kratt's episode about it).
And then there was a demonstration on how to tag a butterfly once you catch one.
"Mama, I am just so happy to be here with the beautiful butterflies!"
We headed out in search of Monarchs.
And although we were unable to find any Monarchs we still had an absolutely wonderful time. We all agreed that we'd surely head back next year (and yes, mom, of course you can come along)! As we were saying our good-byes our leaders told us that they felt terrible that the conditions were not right for us to be able to find any Monarchs that day. Apparently, the day before there were hundreds of Monarchs flying all over the sanctuary. What a sight that must have been! Bon Voyage, lovely Monarchs! Have a safe flight to Mexico!