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Blank Park Zoo Monarch Festival

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On Sunday, September 20, the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines will host a monarch festival to celebrate the monarch's journey from Canada, through Iowa, to Mexico.

At the festival, there will be a children's bug parade, a insect hunt and monarch tagging event, and more.

"Each fall, the iconic monarch butterfly sets it sights on the mountains of Mexico. They travel, en masse, through our state on a journey that can be over 2,000 miles long. We are honored to partner with the Latino Heritage Festival, to highlight the importance of this butterfly to our two countries," said conservation manager Jessie Lowry.

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