Indoor program - creating a monarch waystation and butterfly-friendly yard

The monarch migration is one of nature’s most spectacular events. North American monarchs travel up to 3,000 miles in an annual migration from their summer breeding habitat to their overwintering habitat in Mexico. But the monarch migration was listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as an endangered phenomenon, and the World Wildlife Fund included monarchs on its list of the “Top 10 to Watch in 2010”, i.e. species thought to be in need of close monitoring and protection. In this presentation, we’ll learn about the life cycle of the beautiful monarch butterfly and about why the monarch migration is endangered. We’ll also learn the easy ways everyone can help preserve the migration for future generations. And the good news is that the same landscaping practices that help monarchs also help other butterflies and pollinators, too! Presented by Janet Allen, president of the Wild Ones chapter Habitat Gardening in Central New York and member of the national Wild for Monarchs Committee. Wild Ones is a partner in the Monarch Joint Venture (MJV at, which is a partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic programs that are working together to support and coordinate efforts to protect the monarch migration. The MJV is committed to a science-based approach to monarch conservation work, guided by the North American Monarch Conservation Plan (2008) (note: this is the 3rd wed, not the 4th). Free and open to the public

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  • Judy L.

    Fabulous! The slide show was wonderful and the additional information shared was enlightening and terrific.

    March 22, 2013

  • martha l.

    great presentation on how to help the Monarrchs by how we garden. Some extras on eco- buildings and sierra club fair elections campaign made it a really versital evening.

    March 21, 2013

  • Michelle W.

    Interesting presentation; I enjoyed it very much.

    March 21, 2013

  • Ron

    Very interesting and educational.

    March 20, 2013

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