Monarch butterflies are the only butterflies in the world that embark on an incredible 4000 km migratory journey to the Sierra Madre Mountains in Central Mexico in the fall, and then back to Canada in the spring. But these monarchs are in trouble. In the 1990s it was estimated that up to one billion monarchs made this journey; today these numbers have been reduced by over 90%. Come to the talk to learn more about the monarch butterfly, its plight, and what we can do as gardeners to help in its struggle to survive.
The presentation will be made by members of the Monarch Teachers Network of Canada (MTNC), an organization comprised of educators and nature enthusiasts committed to educating others about the monarch.