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Monarchs and Milkweeds: Bringing Monarch Butterflies Back to Southern Oregon

Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Register at: :http://bit.ly/JacksonMG2017

$10 if paid in advance. $15.00 at the door


The class will begin with a discussion of the basic biology of monarch butterflies, the extent and causes for their recent decline, and an in-depth look at what folks can do to create pollinator habitat. Monarch waystations are specialized pollinator gardens that will create a “milkweed railroad” along their migration routes. Waystations create breeding habitat for monarchs: food, shelter, and water. Attendees will learn how to grow native milkweed species, which are the only food for the monarch caterpillars, by both seed and vegetation propagation methods. Nectar plants provide food for both butterflies and other pollinators, and attendees will be provided with a list of both native and introduced nectar species. Creating pollinator habitat is something positive that people can do to make a difference.

Tom is a forester who retired after 30 years of working as a nursery specialist for the US Forest Service, and has spent the last 4 years on creating pollinator habitat in southern Oregon. Using his nursery experience, Tom has been learning the secrets of growing the 3 native milkweeds as well as an increasing number of nectar plants. Due to a continuing interest in monarch restoration, Tom has given almost 70 monarchs and milkweeds workshops including one at a Society of Ecological Restoration meeting in Manchester, England. Price: $10


Off Campus
Southern Oregon Research & Extension
569 Hanley Rd
Central Point
$10 in advance. $15 at the door
Sheila Lee
1 541 776 7371
lee.s at oregonstate.edu
Ext Jackson Co Office
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