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Growing Monarch Butterflies in Mexico

By Robin Loving Rowland

One day, Dr. Manuel Velazquez noticed large worms crawling through his garden in Celaya. Then he noticed a chrysalis and later monarch butterflies, all at the times of year when he thought monarch butterflies were only in Canada or Michoacán. Realizing that they were living and reproducing in his garden, he was wowed.

Rotary Club Presentation
“Growing Monarch Butterflies in Mexico”
Tue, Nov 10, 12:30pm
Hotel Misión
Salida a Querétaro 1
152 3709

Dr. Velázquez soon discovered that he had milkweed in his garden that had attracted the beautiful creatures, and he began studying their life cycles and how they interacted with his plants, with one another, and with their natural enemies, including other insects. He planted more milkweed and watched the population of monarchs increase over the past five years.

Dr. Velazquez will share his experiences at the Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende– Midday on Tuesday, November 10, at 12:30 pm at Hotel Misión, Salida a Querétaro 1. The presentation will be free and in English. In addition, he will share US Fish and Wildlife information about the catastrophic decline of monarchs, and what we can do about it as San Miguel is ideal for monarchs.

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