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September 26; 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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The Grand Saga of the Monarch Butterfly

Sat., Sept. 26, 9 -10:30 am


Saturday, September 26, 9 – 10:30 am

Every fall, residents of the United States and Canada marvel at the annual migration of colorful Monarch butterflies, but where are they going? One of the world’s foremost researchers on Monarch butterflies, Professor Lincoln P. Brower has conducted research at the over-wintering sites of this butterfly in the central highlands of Mexico since 1977, with his graduate students from Sweet Briar College. Learn how some researchers think monarchs find their way to Mexico, and how the high altitude rain forest serves as blanket, umbrella, and hot water bottle for millions of monarchs. Dr. Brower examines new and ongoing threats to this fragile migration cycle, and will share promising conservation initiatives by the World Wildlife Fund of Mexico, and by the U.S., Canadian, and Mexican governments. He discusses new information gathered on Monarchs and implications for these remarkable voyagers and their ecosystem. $30 / $20 members.

Online Registration for this event is CLOSED.  To register, call 804-262-9887 ext. 322 by 4 pm, Friday, Sept. 25 or come 15 minutes early for the event.