Online: Monarch Butterflies: Past, Present, & Future
The pending petition before the Department of Interior to declare the monarch butterfly a threatened species requires that we do everything we can to understand the population dynamics of this species. The responses of monarchs to weather events in the last two decades provide insights as to both the size of past and future monarch populations. This population dynamic has played out against a background of human driven changes in habitats across the landscapes of eastern North America and Mexico. Unfortunately, landscapes that support monarchs are continuing to decline rapidly as a result of agricultural practices, development and warming climates. These changes not only involve the loss of milkweeds and nectar sources needed to sustain reproduction and migration but extend to the persistence of the forests in Mexico that sustain the overwintering population. Will the monarch migration become a victim of climate change? Probably. Can we keep this from happening? Yes.
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Date & Time
August 14, 2020
2:00PM - 3:00PM