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The Monarch Express
Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Monarch Express starts its international journey in Windsor! Canadian Pacific’s Monarch Express will visit Windsor on Saturday September 10th 2022. The Monarch Express is a CP Rail Freight Car that will follow the migration path of the endangered Monarch Butterfly. This journey begins in Windsor, crosses into to the United States and ends in Monterrey, Mexico.
Monarch butterflies are among the most recognizable butterfly species in North America. In addition to being an international symbol of the environment, monarch butterflies contribute to the health of the planet. Pollinators are critical to global food security and healthy natural ecosystems but they’re disappearing at an alarming rate. Beloved across its tri-national North American range, the iconic monarch has only a 10 percent chance of persisting above the extinction threshold over the next 30 years. The purpose of this initiative is to create awareness for public sustainability education directed toward the plight of the Monarch Butterfly and to promote local pollinator gardens in the greater Windsor area.
The Monarch Express will be on display for the public from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, September 10th. Learn more about pollinators and Monarchs, listen to music and poetry, crafts for kids and much more. The event is free. Donations are encouraged and will go towards the purchase of 60,000 Oyamel fir trees to be planted in Mexico (that is the tree that the Monarchs overwinter on!). This is a family-friendly event that will run rain or shine.
Venue: CP Rail Yard
1039 Janette Ave.
Windsor, ON Canada