Davenport's Nahant Marsh staff are no strangers to boosting the monarch butterfly population to help ensure a healthy migrating community, and on Saturday, Sept. 15, everyone is invited to a free butterfly release party from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

According to a QCTimes.com story, the party also includes education stations and other insect-related activities, like a reading of “The Butterfly Catcher” by Quad-City area children’s book author, Solomon Powell; a mason bee house-making station, and a bake sale by the Friends of Nahant Marsh.

Staff will tag and feed 200 butterflies for the Monarch Watch Tagging Program that will be released at noon.

Visitors will be invited to help tag, recording the number they assisted with to track its southern journey on www.monarchwatch.org/tagging.

Monarch sponsorships can be completed online at www.nahantmarsh.org or by calling 563-336-3374. The marsh is at 4220 Wapello Ave.

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