Monday, November 11, 2013

Community Program - The Magic and Mystery of Monarch Migration - Monday, Nov 18th

Monday, November 18th, 7:00pm. "The Magic and Mystery of Monarch Migration" by Jessica Griffiths

@ El Chorro Park, SLO Botanical Garden Oak Glen Pavilion (across from Cuesta College)

Every fall, tens of thousands of colorful monarch butterflies return to the California coast to spend the winter. Join Jessica Griffiths for a fun and informative talk about these unique visitors. She will discuss surprising facts about monarch biology, the amazing ways that monarchs migrate and navigate, and give pointers about where to go around San Luis Obispo County to see this seasonal phenomenon. You will never look at a monarch butterfly the same way again! 

Jessica Griffiths is the Coordinator for Monarch Alert at Cal Poly University, where she is also getting her Masters in Biology. Jessica has over 10 years of experience as a field biologist working with monarchs and birds on the central coast. Through Monarch Alert she is collaborating with several organizations and universities to engage citizen scientists in monarch research in order to further monarch conservation in the west.

All MCAS Community Programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided, please bring your own mug. As always, all ages are welcome.