‘Monarchs on the Mountain’ festival returns to Turkey Mountain

TULSA, Okla. (KOKI) — The sixth annual festival to raise awareness about the fall migration of the Monarch butterfly will be returning to Turkey Mountain Saturday, Sept. 18.

The River Parks Authority is hosting the free event, ‘Monarchs on the Mountain,’ for people of all ages to learn about the butterfly.

Activities for children include creating butterfly art, butterfly tagging demonstrations, photo opportunities with live Monarchs, a giant caterpillar that can be climbed on, enviro-scope and more. The activities can be located at the main pavilion at Turkey Mountain from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If guests aren’t able to make it to Turkey Mountain’s Saturday festival, a Mobile Migration Celebration will also be taking place from Friday through Sunday at numerous pollinator gardens around Tulsa. River Parks Authority says signage will be posted at each location, providing information about various aspects of how migration coincides with stages of a Monarch’s life cycle and their journey.

A list of Tulsa’s pollinator garden locations are listed below:

  • Crow Creek Meadow
  • Oxley Nature Center
  • Tulsa Garden Center
  • Turkey Mountain

The River Parks Authority says family groups can also spend a half hour working at one of the pollinator gardens to help with plantings. Advance registration is required to participate.

Click here or the following link for more information, https://bit.ly/3nyDtwN.

On-site parking will be very limited. To avoid traffic congestion and long walks, attendees are encouraged to ride the complimentary shuttle from Christian Brothers Automotive, located at 7163 S. Olympia Ave., operating between 10:00 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Masks are required while riding the shuttle.