Join RIWPS members to consider how our native plants can sustain the monarch butterfly. Participants should select and read a book (adult or children’s) related to the monarch butterfly, its habitat and plant requirements, the decline in its population, and steps gardeners can take to provide suitable habitat. Our moderator, Elaine Trench has prepared Suggested Readings – Monarch Butterflies to get you started, but other books are fine as well.
We’ll gather at the edge of a butterfly habitat located at the home of RIWPS’ member, Susan Marcus, to discuss what we’ve all read. Light refreshments will be served.
Please park along Post Road.
This event is for members only. Preregistration is required (See below)
Minimum participants 7, Maximum 12
Rain date – Sunday, September 11, 2016
For more information on the Federal government’s collaborative program to protect monarchs and their habitat visit http://www.fws.gov/savethemonarch/. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is partnering with National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to lead the charge in protecting monarch butterflies across the American landscape. The collaboration includes Canada and Mexico to enhance the effort internationally to save this species.
The Monarch Joint Venture (http://www.monarchjointventure.org/) is a partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic programs that are working together to support and coordinate efforts to protect the monarch migration across the lower 48 states.