Homemakers retreat held at Higher Ground

“Butterflies” was the theme for the Extension Homemakers Madison District Retreat conducted Sept. 18 at Higher Ground Center, Dearborn County.

Annette Heath of Bartholomew County, shared her interest in monarch butterflies, which spend part of the year in Jackson County. Monarchs lay their eggs on milkweed plants during the summer or early fall before migrating to Mexico for the winter.

Later in the day, four monarchs were released to begin their journey south. They had been tagged to show date and place of release. Anyone who finds a tagged monarch is asked to report to the University of Kansas, which is conducting a study.

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