Flight of the butterfly

Imagine flapping your wings for a journey of 3,000 miles from Mexico to Minnesota. Find out about the monarch butterfly’s life cycle and how masses of the butterflies complete their annual migration. Learn about the Larva Monitoring Project and how the insects stay nourished by hunting for milkweed. Make a milkweed seed mud ball to plant for pollinators. (1:30-3:30 p.m. Sat. $5. Eastman Nature Center, Elm Creek Park Reserve, 13351 Elm Creek Rd., Maple Grove. 763-559-6700. threeriversparks.org.)

MELISSA WALKER