Monarch Butterfly Tagging in September & October! Welcome to the the Fields of Joy in Cades Cove!

Monarch Butterfly Tagging in Cades Cove this fall! The Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont offers a tremendous opportunity to become a citizen scientist and have a whole lot of fun as the Monarch Butterflies grace the meadows of Cades Cove on their migration southward. Tremont staff and volunteers offer up butterfly nets and special tags to help you help them carefully document the life of these awe-inspiring creatures of nature!

Monarch Butterfly Tagging in Cades Cove

Scientists want to learn more about the Monarch Butterfly’s population status and migration pattern as they fly en masse to Mexico each winter and you can help them at this very special event in Cades Cove each September and October. Welcome to the fields of joy in the Smokies!

All ages can participate in Monarch Butterfly Tagging in Cades Cove and the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont requires that all participants ages 18 and under be accompanied by an adult. The tagging session programs last about 1 1/2 hours leaving time to enjoy the rest of all Cades Cove has to offer. Pack a picnic and have a wonderful day in Cades Cove with family, friends, co-workers, church group, school group, or whomever! It’s a memory that’ll last a lifetime we promise!

Monarch Butterfly Tagging in Cades CoveThe 2016 Monarch Butterfly Tagging Dates in Coves Cove:
Thursday, September 15
Monday, September 19
Wednesday, September 21
Saturday, September 24
Tuesday, September 27
Thursday, September 29
Sunday, October 2
Monday, October 3
Friday, October 7
Saturday, October 8
Tuesday, October 11
Thursday, October 13
Sunday, October 16
Monday, October 17
Wednesday, October 19
Saturday, October 22
Tuesday, October 25
Thursday, October 27
Saturday, October 29
Monday, October 31

To better serve participants, these day are limited to 15 people with no more than 8 folks per party. Each party/family may attend only one day of tagging to give everyone an opportunity to participate in this unique event. If you have a group between 10-25 people, special reservations can be made for $18 per person. Please email Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont’s Tiffany at tiffany@gsmit.org for details and to schedule a group outing date. Please note that these group outing dates differ from the ones listed above, so be sure to send Tiffany an email.

To sign up for individuals or groups of less than 10, please visit Tremont’s Monarch Tagging Sign-up Form.

Please Donate for the Monarchs! 
If you can, please consider making a donation for this free program. Every single contribution, no matter how small, makes a big difference. Bring your donation on your tagging day or visit Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont to donate online. All truth and beauty near to me and you through fields of joy!

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