Next Meeting: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Set-up and Social
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm | October Program for Twin Cities Chapter of Wild Ones
Wood Lake Nature Center | Richfield
Dwindling Numbers for an Iconic Insect:
A Conservation Biologist Ponders Moving Beyond the Documentation of Declines
Karen S. Oberhauser, Ph.D.
Professor in the Dept. of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota and Chair of the Monarch Joint Venture
Karen will describe the amazing biology of migratory monarch populations,and the work of citizens and scientists in documenting monarch numbers at all stages of their migratory cycle. She’ll then discuss threats to monarchs, and potential responses to these threats. Because conservation biology must be, at its essence, a science of hope, her focus is on positive changes as well as on the challenges.
Dr. Oberhauser books will be available for sale and signing at the meeting.