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Special Daytime Lecture - Friday, April 11, 2014

“Monarchs, Three Ways: Restoring and Conserving Pollinator/Plant Relationships in Southern California and Mexico” by Gary Paul Nabhan

Location: Rotunda
2 pm: Lecture
3 pm: Special sneak-peek into the Butterfly Pavilion

Join us for a special afternoon lecture with Dr. Gary Paul Nabhan as he describes the fascinating – and threatened – relationship between Monarchs and milkweeds in three wintering grounds: coastal California, the Sea of Cortez desert coast, and the mountains of Michoacan. Nabhan will propose strategies for restoring food sources for Monarch butterflies and their caterpillars, essential to curbing the alarming decline in both Monarch and milkweed populations. He will share promising new collaborations between countries and constituencies for bringing this vision to fruition. He will leave participants with tangible things they can do to curb the extinctions and restore the relationships between milkweeds and Monarchs.

*This lecture is FREE with Membership or Museum admission. Guests who attend will get a sneak preview of the Butterfly Pavilion immediately following the lecture.