Little League World Series
US Championship game

August 25, 2001

This photo shows the butterfly release at the Little League World Series US Championship game on August 25, 2001.

We released nearly 450 Eastern Monarchs. They were in 4 "cake box" release boxes and were released just after the national anthem at the beginning of the game. The IBBA was specifically credited for donating and arranging the release. All butterflies were tagged with Monarch Watch tags.

Rick Mikula in action
Rick Mikula in action
[ click on picture for enlargement ]

It was a beautiful day and a wonderful event. Rick, our assistants, and I walked away just glowing with accomplishment...

We've now had a mass release at a national sporting event. Not bad...

Steve Connolley
August 26, 2001

International Butterfly Breeders Association, Inc.

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