Can Monarchs be Saved from Extinction? - Central Santa Rosa
Date: May 4, 2019
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Contact: Suzanne Clarke
Sponsor: UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County
Location: Central Santa Rosa Library
Can the Monarch Butterfly be Saved from Extinction?
Critically Low Monarch Population in California
The California overwintering population has been reduced to less than 0.5% of its historical size, and has declined by 86% compared to 2017.
These valuable pollinators need help from home gardeners.
Suzanne Clarke, a Sonoma County Master Gardener, will cover basic anatomy of both the caterpillar and butterfly stages, their life cycle, diet, and distribution east and west of the Rockies. She will explain what the home gardener can do to help their survival. Suzanne will also describe how to make a caterpillar to butterfly cage where you can watch the growth and metamorphosis yourself.
Location: Central Santa Rosa Library, 211 E Street, Santa Rosa