Spread Your Wings at the 3rd Annual Cape May Monarch Festival


Now in its third year, the annual Monarch Festival has already become an important and much anticipated annual event hosted by the Nature Center of Cape May, here on Cape May’s other side. Teacher-Naturalist Brendan Schaffer, or “Mr. B” as the children call him, has been a driving force in creating and organizing the festival and ensuring that attendees will have a full, fun day. This year’s Monarch Festival has been scheduled for Sunday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best Monarch costume complete with wings. The fun really gets started with an official Monarch parade that steps off at 2:30 p.m., and those “best-dressed” Monarchs compete for the title of “Best Dressed” Monarch.

Naturally, there will be family crafts, educational programs, monarch tagging demonstrations, food and live music throughout the day. The event is free, although a $5 donation will help us defray some of the expenses.

New Jersey Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May is located at 1600 Delaware Avenue in Cape May. For more information, contact Brendan Schafer at Brendan.schaffer@njaudubon.org or visit the Nature Center on Facebook at facebook.com/NatureCenterofCapeMay.

We look forward to seeing all of you on October 13, and don’t forget your wings!