PIERRE, S.D. – Oahe Downstream Recreation Area north of Fort Pierre is hosting the Third Annual “Little Wings on the Prairie” Butterfly Festival on Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to Noon. The event will be held at the Oahe Downstream Prairie Butterfly Garden near the park’s Welcome Center.
The festival includes a number of activities and teaching stations where families can learn about South Dakota pollinators.
In studio guests were Chase Lettan; Program Coordinator at Oahe Downstream, Charlene Bessken; Fish and Wildlife Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Amanda Bachmann; SDSU Extention Entomologist visited with KGFX Morning Show Host Scott Lane about the event.
Participants are encouraged to bring comfortable clothing and shoes, insect repellant, sun screen, binoculars, costumes and something to drink.
There is no charge for the event, but a South Dakota State Park Entrance License is required for all motor vehicles entering the park. Children 11 and under are admitted free. Parking attendants will be on-site.
For more information, call 605.223.7722. The Oahe Downstream Recreation Area is located five miles north of Fort Pierre off SD Highway 1806.
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