Lake Wanahoo SRA monarch habitat tour is Sept. 9

LINCOLN, Neb. – Families are invited to a monarch butterfly habitat tour Sept. 9 at Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area in Saunders County.

The free event is from 1-3 p.m. at the day use area on the east side of the lake. Following a presentation about the decline of monarchs and the type of habitats they need to survive, butterflies will be captured, tagged and released. Appropriate clothing and footwear are recommended.

The tour is made possible by Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Nebraska Environmental Trust. A park entry permit is required.

To learn more or register, visit or contact Rob Gray at 402-367-2790.