Monarch Family Fun Fair returns for eighth year Aug. 14
The Hackmatack Monarch Coalition will host its eighth annual Monarch Family Fun Fair from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Crystal Lake Main Beach, 300 Lakeshore Drive, Crystal Lake.
The monarch butterfly population has declined precipitously in recent years. Mexico, Canada and the United States are collaborating on a North American strategy to conserve and recover this iconic species.
Sunday's free event will include butterfly and pollinator plants information, a monarch art show, science table activities, art activities, and a monarch migration route map. Pollinator plants will be available to purchase from Countryside Flower Shop & Nursery.
Everyone who completes the Monarch Quiz will get a free ice cream token, redeemable at the Crystal Lake Culver's restaurant. A Community Band Showcase will fill the afternoon with music at the band shell starting at 1 p.m.
For more information, visit hackmatacknwr.org.