Why Monarchs Matter and How We Can Help

Wednesday, March 27th, 2024
at 7:00pm CT

Our iconic Monarch Butterflies are truly a natural wonder. Their incredible 3,000-mile migration from Mexico to Canada and back takes 4 generations to complete. It is a wonder of nature and unique within the entire animal kingdom. Although resilient, they need our help. Monarch populations have declined over 90% in recent decades. Humans have created this problem but can also solve it. In this webinar we will discuss why the Monarch is so important, and simple ways we can all do our part to prevent their extinction.

The Illinois Monarch Project and Sag Moraine Native Plant Community are teaming up to create “Partnerships for Pollinators”, a series of events in 2024 to promote monarch conservation efforts in Illinois. Our shared mission: to preserve habitats, plant native species, and ensure a thriving future for monarch butterflies and pollinators.

“Partnerships for Pollinators” will host a series of webinars, engaging videos, social media outreach and events tailored to various age groups ensuring that everyone, from kids to adults, can access valuable information and engage in meaningful actions to protect pollinators.

About Doug Tallamy

Doug TallamyDoug Tallamy is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 106 research publications and has taught insect-related courses for 41 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His book Bringing Nature Home was published by Timber Press in 2007, The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, was published in 2014; Nature’s Best Hope, a New York Times bestseller, was released in February 2020, and his latest book, The Nature of Oaks, was released in March 2021. His awards include recognition from The Garden Writer’s Association, Audubon, The National Wildlife Federation, Western Carolina University, The Garden Club of America, and The American Horticultural Association. Doug lives with his wife, Cindy, on their restored property in Oxford, PA.

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Sag Moraine Native Plant Community is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization in the near west and southwest suburbs of Chicago. Our mission is to advocate for and educate about native plants and their importance in healing our ecosystem. Sag Moraine is active throughout many communities providing education and creating awareness about native plants. For more information, please look through this website or visit us on social media.

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