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Monarch Butterflies to Be Released at F.C. Farmers’ Market

A monarch butterfly rests on top of Stella Farmakides’ head after Cindy Wackerbarth, Dana Shaw, Rosemary Ziskind and Teresa Lim of the Monarch Teacher Network released four monarch butterflies at the Falls Church Farmer’s Market in October 2014. (Courtesy Photo)
A monarch butterfly rests on top of Stella Farmakides’ head after Cindy Wackerbarth, Dana Shaw, Rosemary Ziskind and Teresa Lim of the Monarch Teacher Network released four monarch butterflies at the Falls Church Farmer’s Market in October 2014. (Courtesy Photo)

Cindy Wackerbath, an educator with the Monarch Teach Network, announced in an email to the News-Press that there will be a release of monarch butterflies at the Falls Church Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Sept. 19. The release will occur at 10:30 a.m. on the corner of Little Falls Street and Park Avenue, weather permitting.

The monarch butterflies will be migrating to Mexico and arriving there on approximately November 1, but they need way stations for their trip. For directions on how to create a way station, visit monarchwatch.org. The release is being coordinated by volunteers with the Monarch Teacher Network. For more information, visit eirc.org/programs-services/global-connection/monarch-teacher-network.

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