Monarchs at the Dallas Arboretum. Image courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

Monarchs at the Dallas Arboretum. Image courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

The monarch butterflies are back in Dallas before they make their way further south to Mexico for the winter.

During their more than 3,000-mile journey, the butterflies have found a temporary home at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. According to the arboretum’s news release, intentional salvia plants throughout the main gardens attract the monarchs to the arboretum.

Video courtesy of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

But visitors can do more than just watch the butterflies. The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, a certified monarch waystation at the arboretum, will have fun opportunities for families to learn about the butterflies and get pictures.

Events include monarch tagging on Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. when visitors can learn about monarch research including their life cycle and migration habits. There will also be a child-friendly event on Saturday and Sunday where younger family members can create their own monarch crafts.

To see the full list of butterfly-centered events visit the arboretum’s website.


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