Learn about Monarch butterflies and what our community can do to help them on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo Courtesy PEEC
Monarch butterflies are beautiful and impressive creatures, but their populations are decreasing drastically. Our community can help this iconic species by planting locally native milkweed and early and late blooming nectar flowers. Join Jenna Stanek and Steve Cary at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. to learn about this species and what you can do to help.
Monarchs migrate across our continent over four to five generations annually, but over the past 20 years monarch populations have decreased by over 85%. These butterflies are petitioned to be listed as a federally threatened species, but early conservation efforts can sometimes prevent the listing of a species under the Endangered Species Act. Dive into what we can do to help at this talk from local experts. The event is free to attend and no registration is required.
PEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit www.peecnature.org.