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What’s so Special about Monarch Butterflies? with Bob Allen
November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMFree
The monarch butterfly is an incredible species with a unique natural history. Its population has been declining at great speed in recent years due to a variety of factors, including habitat loss, diminishing availability of native milkweed, disease, and pesticide use. At this Zoom presentation, hear Bob Allen (aka BugBob) talk about the fascinating life cycle of the monarch butterfly, its migration, and studies being conducted to track its declining population.
Bob will discuss how you can help reverse the trend by planting the California species of milkweed (that the monarchs feed on as larvae) and other species of native plants (that provide nectar for adults). Bob Allen is a local entomologist, botanist, author, photographer, and instructor in Southern California. He has studied monarch butterflies since the age of nine when he first began tagging them for the University of Toronto. Join us for an educational evening and help us save this beautiful butterfly Wednesday, November 17. Social time: 6:45 p.m. Program begins: 7:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Bob Crowell at email@example.com if you would like to join us on Zoom.