The Monarchs: “Butterflies Without Borders”
By April Gaydos
Like many Canadian and Americans do each fall, monarch butterflies abandon their northern homes and head south. For some Monarchs this journey spans much of North America, involving thousands of miles under perilous conditions. Their final destination is the Sierra de Angangueo Mountains in Michoacán, only a half-day’s drive south of San Miguel de Allende.
Audubon de México Presents:
The Monarchs: “Butterflies without Borders”
Tue, Dec 16, 1pm
Teatro Santa Ana
Audubon Members Free, Non-Members 60 pesos
To add to our enjoyment and appreciation of these amazing creatures, Audubon de Mexico is presenting a special lecture: “Monarchs, Butterflies Without Borders” with Bob Graham is well versed in the study of Monarchs and has led trips to view them in their Mexico winter habitat. Bob will detail the life cycle of the Monarch, its role in the environment, and its amazing migratory journey from the milkweed fields of Northern United States and Canada to Mexico. He will also address the alarming decline of the Monarch population, the problems threatening this “Endangered Phenomenon,” and how, as individuals, we can help them to survive.
Dr. Valázquez will discuss his work in nurturing butterfly habitats, such as milkweed, and raising monarchs from the caterpillar stage to emergence as a butterfly from its cocoon. Valázquez works to protect monarch butterflies from predators and increase our monarch population.
This lecture is free to Audubon Members. Non-members 60 pesos. Proceeds support Audubon de México’s conservation projects and Kids ‘n Nature program in San Miguel.