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Fun flutters through Monarch Festival at Eagle Marsh

Addie Harding, 10, of DeKalb County, releases a monarch butterfly Sunday at Eagle Marsh at the Monarch Festival. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
Addie Harding, 10, of DeKalb County, releases a monarch butterfly Sunday at Eagle Marsh at the Monarch Festival. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
A girl gets a monarch butterfly painted on her face Sunday at Eagle Marsh at the Monarch Festival. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
A girl gets a monarch butterfly painted on her face Sunday at Eagle Marsh at the Monarch Festival. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
A boy gets help to plant common milkweed Sunday at Eagle Marsh at the Monarch Festival. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
A boy gets help to plant common milkweed Sunday at Eagle Marsh at the Monarch Festival. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
A newly released monarch butterfly rests Sunday at Eagle Marsh at the Monarch Festival. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
A newly released monarch butterfly rests Sunday at Eagle Marsh at the Monarch Festival. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
<p>By Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel</p> <p>Donna Gaul of Fort Wayne, wearing a shirt embellished with a monarch design, looks through milkweed Sunday at Eagle Marsh at the Monarch Festival.</p>

By Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel

Donna Gaul of Fort Wayne, wearing a shirt embellished with a monarch design, looks through milkweed Sunday at Eagle Marsh at the Monarch Festival.

Two girls test out their
Two girls test out their "wings" made of crepe paper Sunday at Eagle Marsh at the Monarch Festival. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)
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Monday, September 11, 2017 12:10 am

Children fluttered through Eagle Marsh on Sunday as they learned about a certain butterfly at the Monarch Festival. Little River Wetland Project celebrated the monarch by giving away milkweed, the only source of food for its caterpillars; tagging and releasing butterflies that will head to Mexico for the winter; and lots of crafts for children. Heavy rain and thunderstorms canceled Little River's Earth Day celebration in April so some of its activities, including the silent auction of rain barrels, was included in Sunday's event at the marsh, 6801 Engle Road.   

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