Butterflies take flight in McGregor

Monarch butterfly educator Kathy McGrath offered a free butterfly presentation in McGregor’s Triangle Park on July 20. McGrath taught the audience of roughly 50 people how to find, care for and identify monarch butterflies, as well as how to tag, release and track them. Since the butterfly population migrating back to the area from Mexico is down 59 percent this year, McGrath said she has had very few butterflies to release this summer. However, despite the lower numbers, she managed to bring five butterflies, which she helped children in the audience release. (Photo by Audrey Posten)
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