Speaker Series- Monarch Butterflies
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    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Monday, November 18, 2019

  • Cost

    FREE (donations appreciated)
    No registration required.

  • Children Ages

    18 years to Adult

Speaker Series- Monarch Butterflies

Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Pam Spencer, pollinator enthusiast
Monday, November 18; 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Pam Spencer is a Master Gardener and pollinator enthusiast who lives in Monkton. For the past several years, she has studied, raised and tagged monarchs for the annual migration to their forest sanctuaries in Mexico. With Pam’s guidance, over 1000 youth and adults have had the opportunity to participate in Citizen Science by tagging a monarch butterfly. Pam’s main focus is on creating lush habitats for pollinators, which include both host plants and nectar sources that bloom all season long. Pam is also a registered nurse and beekeeper.
She will explain how her passion for monarchs began and what she has learned from her unique experience raising, releasing and tagging them. Her colorful Prezi presentation is full of photos and video of her adventures with monarchs. The program also contains education about the many theories on why monarchs are at risk and ways we can help them, including information about beneficial plants to add to our own gardens.