Life Story of the Magnificent Monarch
Saturday, August 13
11 am – 12 pm
This workshop/presentation covers the life cycle of the monarch including its migration along with key factors affecting/impacting the population of monarchs.
We will go into detail how habitat loss and climate change are decimating this species. You’ll learn how people can establish monarch way stations at their homes or in their communities. You’ll also find out about raising and releasing monarchs.
Michael McFarlin has been actively involved in the education, raising and releasing of monarchs to help re-establish the population.
He has helped educate the people of Delaware about the struggles/challenges facing the monarch here in Delaware and throughout North America. He was actively involved with Abbotts Mill Nature Center, DelDOT Roadside Beautification Administration office and US Fish & Wildlife General Natural Resources Management team resulting in the Monarch Highway Habitat Project in Sussex County.