Monarch Butterfly

At Wasaga Beach Provincial Park there are two designated Monarch Way Stations that provide habitat for Monarch Butterflies; Schooner Town Parkette and Nancy Island Historic Site.  The beach is also a primary location for milkweed, a plant that the Monarch Butterfly relies on to survive.  Park Staff also participate in the Monarch Tagging Program each fall as the butterflies prepare for their migration south.  This involves catching, and in some cases rearing,Monarch Butterflies that are then tagged and released.  The Monarchs are tracked through their migration and during their over-wintering period in Mexico.




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The Friends of Nancy Island Historic Site and Wasaga Beach Park is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to furthering the educational and interpretive programs of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and Nancy Island Historic Site.

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