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Cobb Island’s Monarch Mania, which celebrates the monarch butterfly migration, will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Old Fisherman’s Field, Cobb Island.
The festival celebrates the annual fall migration of the butterfly from the U.S. to the Sierra Madre mountain region in Mexico. The last season has been one of the lowest yet for monarch numbers from wintering populations in Mexico to summer populations in the United States. As a result of the dropping numbers, the theme for this year’s festival is, “The Flight and the Plight of the Monarch Butterfly.”
Tag-and-release sessions will be at 10 a.m. and noon and craft stations will open at 10:30 a.m., with materials offered on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be storytelling from 11 a.m.-noon and milkweed relay races and other games begin at 12:30 p.m. Butterfly costume contest is at 1 p.m. and educational exhibitors and craft vendors will be on hand.
Call Linda Riggs at 301-259-4900.