Monarch BUtterfly

September 2017 Membership Meeting

Date/Time
Thu, Sep 14 , 2017
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
Fairview Community Center
1910 W. County Road B,
Roseville, MN 55113

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All About the Monarch Butterfly

with Aislyn Keyes

Aislyn Keyes

Aislyn Keyes

University of Minnesota Monarch Lab

Know any children who want to learn about Monarch Butterflies? These well-loved insects (Danaus plexippus) are known for their extensive spring and fall migrations, but their numbers have been declining over recent years. At the University of Minnesota, the Monarch Lab provides education to classroom teachers and students, in addition to guiding scientists in research in an effort to understand the monarch’s natural world and to increase its population.

The Monarch Joint Venture is a partnership of more than 50 organizations, including the U’s Monarch Lab, working together to conserve the monarch migration within the United States. Aislyn Keyes is the Education and Outreach Assistant with Monarch Joint Venture here in Minnesota.

We will learn the life cycle stages of the monarch, migration patterns, efforts underway to re-establish the popu-lation and what we, as individuals, can do to attract monarchs to our surrounding habitat.