Monarch Festival 2019

The day started off warm and humid, with threatening showers that quickly disappeared, and temps hit the mid-80s. Butterflies showed up on Thursday Oct. 24 just in time for the festivities. 3,000 people joined us to celebrate the magnificent Monarch Butterflies.

It was a beautiful day and over $10,000 was raised to support St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and projects like the Monarch Milkweed Initiative. As they say, ‘a good time was had by all’.

Thanks to our sponsors:

  • Friends of St. Marks Wildlife Refuge

  • St. Marks NWR Photo Club

  • Sarracenia Chapter of the FL Native Plant Society

  • Wakulla County Tourist Development Council

  • Magnolia Chapter of FL Native Plant Society

  • Apalachee Audubon Society

  • Florida State University's Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium