Monarch Butterfly Illustrated Graphic

What Is Flight of the Monarchs Day?

It is an opportunity to celebrate the growing movement to protect monarch butterflies and the astonishing phenomenon of their migration as their epic journey southward begins. On March 10, 2020, the Town of Mono's Council proclaimed August 22, 2020 as Flight of the Monarchs Day.

Council Proclaiming August 22, 2020 as Flight of the Monarchs Day

How Can I Get Involved?

There are three ways you can celebrate the monarch butterflies' amazing journey with us. You can learn more about how to participate and get involved by visiting March Nation's Flight of the Monarchs website.

Illustrated Monarch Butterfly, half coloured and half not

1. Enter Our Colouring Contest

Open to residents and ratepayers of Mono, the contest has 3 prizes for 3 age groups.

Enter Contest
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2. Share with #FeelTheFlutter & #inMono

Post your pollinator friendly garden pictures, activities with the kids, or any candid photos of monarchs that you take! Shareon social media using the hashtags:
#FeelTheFlutter | #inMono

Butterfly with flight path

3. Learn More about Flight of the Monarchs

Flight of the Monarchs Day is a nationwide event presented by Monarch Nation.

Learn More

Other Activities

August 22, 2020 Is the Big Day!

🦋 Please join Monarch Nation on Facebook for live sessions, at 10 a.m. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. EST. They will be sharing some important information and have some treats in store! Go to the Facebook page.

  • 10 a.m. - Welcome to National     Flight of the Monarch Day! Find out how to get involved in Flight of the     Monarch (FOTM) Day and learn how to take action for monarchs while     contributing to citizen science!
  • 2 p.m. - Learn how to draw a     monarch butterfly and a milkweed plant, and find out about other FOTM     events taking place today.
  • 4 p.m. - Closing National Flight     of the Monarch Day; don't miss this beautiful artistic interpretation of     the monarch butterfly life cycle as we wish the monarchs well for their     migration south.

    🦋 Go out and look for monarchs and report to either Mission Monarch or iNaturalist

    🦋 Check the website at for details of events happening across the country - join in if you can!

    🦋 Lastly, please share what you're doing with us - post pictures and tag us on social media at #feeltheflutteror #monarchnationca.

Thank you so much for lending your voice to support and celebrate monarch butterflies this summer!

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#FeelTheFlutter | #MonarchNationCA

Colouring Contest

The Contest and Voting Have Ended. Congratulations to Our Winners!

Thank you to all who submitted entries to the contest and to all who voted.

There are three colouring sheets — one for each of three  different age groups/abilities. Three submissions from each group will be chosen by Town of Mono staff, placed on our website  and then voted on by the public. The colouring sheet with the most amount of votes wins the prize for that age group! One entry per child; one winning prize per family.

Child using crayon to colour a picture of a butterfly

The contest closes on August 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Voting will begin on August 10, 2020 and winners will be announced on August 21, 2020.

Voting Has Ended. Congratulations to Our Winners!

Entries: Ages 1 to 3

Entry 1 | Winner!
(Age 3)
Butterfly and butterfly lifecycle sheets completed by a 3 year oldEnlarge Image
Entry 2
(Age 1)
Butterfly colouring sheet completed by a one year oldEnlarge Image

Entries: Ages 4 to 6

Entry 3 | Winner!
(Age 4)
Butterfly Lifecycle coloured by a 4 year oldEnlarge Image
Entry 4
(Age 4)
Butterfly Lifecycle Colouring Sheet completed by a 4 year oldEnlarge Image

No Voting (only 1 entry) 7 and up

Entry 5 | Uncontested Winner!
(Age 7)
Butterfly colouring sheet completed by a 7 year oldEnlarge Image

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for voting on and winner selection for the Flight of the Monarchs Day Colouring Contest.

Questions about this collection should be directed to the Clerk’s Office:, 347209 Mono Centre Road, Mono ON L9W 6S3, 519.941.3599.

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