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
6710 Lake Shore Dr S, Richfield, MN 55423
All meetings are free and open to the public.
Dwindling Numbers for an Iconic Butterfly:
Conservation Biologist Ponders Moving Beyond Documentation of Monarch
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's books will be available for sale and signing at the meeting.
Vicki Bonk, Lake Nokomis Naturescape Stewardship Leader, and Nancy Schumacher, owner of Vagary Nursery, recently gave a Milkweed for Monarchs Workshop and will share handouts and native milkweed seeds.