Coppertop hosts Monarch fest


The Duluth Monarch Festival is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 20 at First United Methodist (Coppertop) Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway.

Attendees will see real monarch eggs, caterpillars and butterflies. Beekeepers and children’s book author Linda Glaser will be present. There will be face painting and many activities for kids. Wear butterfly wings, antennae or colors.

Drop-in sessions on topics such as monarch migration, how to grow pollinator plants and how to raise monarchs will begin every hour and half-hour. Books, toys, gifts, food and milkweed plants and seeds will be available.

Admission is $5 per adult; children 12 and under are free but must be accompanied by an adult. Duluth Monarch Buddies is a grassroots organization dedicated to helping preserve monarch butterflies.