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Lessons from the Clarkston Family Farm Monarch Festival

September 14th 2018

Lessons from the Clarkston Family Farm Monarch Festival (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 14, 2018) Clarkston, MI- On Saturday children fluttered about the Clarkston Family Farm, delighted with a day of hands-on learning at the Monarch Butterfly Festival. Kids waved wands made of sticks and newspaper butterflies tied to strings as they explored several stations set […]

Butterfly Parade Flutters Through Red Oaks in Madison Heights

July 20th 2017

Butterfly Parade Flutters Through Red Oaks in Madison Heights (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 20, 2017) Madison Heights, MI – The O’Donnell Family came all the way from Lyon Township to enjoy the Butterfly Parade at Red Oaks Nature Center in Madison Heights Saturday.  Seven year old Brendan, five year old Jerdan and three year old […]

Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival

August 21st 2016

Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2016) Davisburg, MI –  When he was just 11 years old, Christian Kopicko started volunteering with Monarch Watch and raising butterflies at home to set free in the wild. “Only 2% survive from egg to butterfly in the wild,” Kopicko said.  […]