Western Monarch Ecology and Conservation – San Francisco, CA
February 23rd, 2019
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Osher Great Hall of the Lurie Education Center
San Francisco Zoo and Gardens
Western monarch populations have declined 97% since the 1980’s. In 2018, the western monarch overwintering count dropped from ~200,000 butterflies to less than 30,000. Angela Laws, Monarch and Pollinator Ecologist with the Xerces Society, will discuss the basic ecology of monarchs, the reasons why their numbers are declining, and actions that people in the Bay Area can take to help protect this iconic species. Recommended for ages 12 and above. Free admission to lecture (admission to Zoo required).
For more information, contact the San Francisco Zoo: 415-753-7073.