Monarchs: A Vanishing Species

Monarch Butterflies are one of the most iconic species you can find in your own backyard. These beautiful orange visitors have enchanted us as children and into our adult years. Unfortunately, these awesome creatures of change are facing incredible population losses. With around 90% having vanished in recent years, we can play our part by raising young caterpillars in our own homes. This hour long lecture will focus on the life cycle of a monarch butterfly and how you can start raising and, eventually, releasing them back into the wild.

Guest Speaker: Katie McKeirnan of Seven Ponds Nature Center
Date: Friday, August 2
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Genesee County Resident Tickets: $3.50 adults, $2.50 seniors 60+, $2.50 youth ages 2-11
Non-Resident Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors 60+, $5 youth ages 2-11
Members: Free admission
Includes 7:00 p.m. showing of “Oceans: Our Blue Planet”