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Monarchs: The History and Science Behind the Monarch Craze

2024-07-10 19:00:00 2024-07-10 20:00:00 America/Chicago Monarchs: The History and Science Behind the Monarch Craze Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C

Wednesday, July 10
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-10 19:00:00 2024-07-10 20:00:00 America/Chicago Monarchs: The History and Science Behind the Monarch Craze Des Plaines Public Library - Meeting Room B/C

Des Plaines Public Library

Meeting Room B/C

We have all heard the battle cry "Plant Milkweed for Monarchs!" Will just planting milkweed fix the problem of the diminished numbers of the migrating population of Monarchs in the Midwest? What else can we do to help this iconic insect?


Presentation by naturalist Kim White. Kim has a life-long interest in the natural world. She spent almost 20 years associated with Brookfield Zoo's Education Department. She is an education coordinator for the DuPage Monarch Project and an avid gardener for both food production and habitat creation. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Adult Program |

TAGS: | Lifelong Learning | Gardening |

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