PEEC: Learn How To Help Monarch Butterflies Tonight

Learn about monarch butterflies and what the community can do to help them at 7 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Monarch butterflies are beautiful and impressive creatures, but their populations are decreasing drastically. The community can help this iconic species by planting locally native milkweed and early and late blooming nectar flowers.
 
Learn more about this species and how to help with experts Jenna Stanek and Steve Cary at 7 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road.
 
Monarchs migrate across the continent over four to five generations annually, but monarch populations have decreased by more than 85 percent during the last 20 years.
 
These butterflies are petitioned to be listed as a federally threatened species, but early conservation efforts can sometimes prevent the listing of a species under the Endangered Species Act. Dive into what can be done to help at this talk tonight.
 
The talk is free to attend and no registration is required.
 
For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit www.peecnature.org, email programs@peecnature.org or call 505.662.0460.
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