Thursday, April 15, 2010
Join these upcoming events to learn more about monarch butterflies:
Boyce Thompson Arboretum in Superior
Sunday Monarch Butterfly Lecture - And New Asclepias Plants!
April 18 at 1:00 p.m.
For more information see: http://ag.arizona.edu/bta/events.html
Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival in Cottonwood, AZ
Workshop: Arizona’s Monarch by Gail Morris
Saturday, April 24
10:30am – 11:30am Cost: $5
This year the World Wildlife Fund declared the Monarch butterflies’ migration ‘an endangered phenomena’ primarily due to loss of habitat. Some scientists feel if nothing changes, the monarch will lose their magnificent migration within 25 years. Are there monarchs in Arizona? You bet! The Southwest Monarch study tagged over 2,000 in 2009. Learn first-hand how we can help preserve the monarch migration directly from Gail Morris of the Southwest Monarch Study. She will be bringing free milkweed seed packets for anyone who wants to plant them to secure a monarch habitat on their flyway through Arizona.
For more information about the festival see: http://www.birdyverde.org/