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Learn about Monarch butterfly migration at Cromwell Valley Park

A Monarch butterfly resting on a lovely flower
A Monarch butterfly resting on a lovely flower
Wikipedia, Public Domain, Richiebits

Every year along with their feathered friends, Monarch butterflies migrate south for the winter. Thousands, if not millions, of Monarchs make this yearly journey. How do they know where to go? Check out Cromwell Valley Park this September to find out.

Marvelous Migrating Monarchs
On Saturday, October 27 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Cromwell Valley Park is offering Marvelous Migrating Monarchs, a program suitable for all ages 8 and older, at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center.

The cost is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. Click here for a registration form.

Learn some fascinating facts about Monarch butterflies as part of an annual citizen science project. You will capture, tag, and release them before their long journey begins.

What You Need to Know
Cromwell Valley Park is located on 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road. The Main Visitor Entrance is at Willow Grove Farm (second gate). Click here for directions to the park.

There are many family activities suited to children and their families available at Cromwell Valley Park, many of them are interactive or hands-on. Some activities include hiking, camping, gardening, and crafts.

Adults and seniors can join the fun through seminars, classes, sales, and other events.

The park is open from sunrise to sunset 7 days per week, 365 days of the year. Admission to Cromwell Valley Park is free to the public, although some programs require a registration fee.

Become a member by clicking here for the membership form.

Willow Grove Nature Education Center
The Willow Grove Nature Education Center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. most weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays. Hours are dependent on outdoor programs and available staff, so call ahead to see if they are open.

According to the Cromwell Valley Park, the Willow Grove Nature Education Center “offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to learn about nature, farming, local history, and conservation awareness.”

Also, visit the reptiles, amphibians, and mammals native to Maryland.

Check out the Cromwell Valley Park for Marvelous Migrating Monarchs on Saturday, October 27 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Further information about the Cromwell Valley Park can be found at the link below.

Have a great day!

Cromwell Valley Park
2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234
410-887-2503/2504
www.cromwellvalleypark.org