Editor's Note: The following was submitted on behalf of OC Parks.
The community is invited to join OC Parks at Mile Square Regional Park on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Fourth Annual Monarch Butterfly Day.
Families can learn everything about the California Western Butterfly and its habitat with an up close look at the magnificent creatures while they flutter through the Butterfly Garden and gather under netted butterfly enclosures in the park’s Camp Sycamore. Children can help the Butterfly Garden continue to grow by planting more than 150 native plants in the garden to help attract the Monarch butterflies. Butterfly experts will be on-hand to provide educational information and answer questions about the beautiful and unique specimens.
Additional event activities include children’s crafts, face painting, balloon art, puppet shows and guided nature walks through Mile Square Regional Park’s Natural Area. Each child in attendance will receive native seeds as a take away to continue to help build safe habitats for Monarch Butterflies and other creatures.
Monarch Butterfly Day
Date: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Mile Square Regional Park, 16801 Euclid Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Parking: $5 per vehicle
More Information: (714) 973-6600 or (714) 973-3197
Special Instructions: Recommended for ages 4 to 12; rain will cancel this event.