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Recurring Event Event Series: Wildlife: Amazing Monarchs Virtual Program

Wildlife: Amazing Monarchs Virtual Program

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Free

September is a great month to learn about monarch butterflies in Missouri because this is when these fascinating and beneficial insects are migrating through the Show-Me State on their way to their wintering grounds in central Mexico.

People can learn more about monarch butterflies and how humans can help them through several programs being put on by staff at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center in Joplin in the weeks ahead.

The monarch fun at the Shoal Creek Center kicks off with two free virtual MDC programs on Sept. 15. These online programs, entitled “Wildlife: Amazing Monarchs,” will be from 10-11 a.m. and from 6-7 p.m., and will be put on by the Shoal Creek staff.

People can register for the 10-11 a.m. program at

https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/186585

People can register for the 6-7 p.m. program at:

https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/186586

The importance of having monarch butterflies around is about much more than seeing pretty butterflies in flower gardens. Studies have shown that the financial benefits provided to U.S. citizens by the pollination activities of butterflies and other insects can be measured in the billions of dollars.

Just as impressive, but much more mysterious, are the annual autumn migrations monarchs make to central Mexico. No monarch makes the trip more than once (the butterflies live about a year). During these two virtual programs, MDC Naturalist Jessie Ballard will discuss theories about the annual monarch migration and will also provide tips on plants that will provide good habitat for these colorful butterflies during the time they’re in Missouri. Though these programs are free, registration is required. To participate, use the link above. Registrants must provide an e-mail, so a program link can be sent to them. This program will include a chat-based question-and-answer period where participants can interact with the presenters.

Details

Date:
September 15
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Series:
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Missouri Department of Conservation
Phone:
417-629-3434
Email:
shoal.creek@mdc.mo.gov
View Organizer Website

Venue

Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center
201 Riviera Dr.
Joplin, MO 64804 United States
+ Google Map

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September is a great month to learn about monarch butterflies in Missouri because this is when these fascinating and beneficial insects are migrating through the Show-Me State on their way to their wintering grounds in central Mexico.

People can learn more about monarch butterflies and how humans can help them through several programs being put on by staff at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center in Joplin in the weeks ahead.

The monarch fun at the Shoal Creek Center kicks off with two free virtual MDC programs on Sept. 15. These online programs, entitled “Wildlife: Amazing Monarchs,” will be from 10-11 a.m. and from 6-7 p.m., and will be put on by the Shoal Creek staff.

People can register for the 10-11 a.m. program at

https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/186585

People can register for the 6-7 p.m. program at:

https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/186586

The importance of having monarch butterflies around is about much more than seeing pretty butterflies in flower gardens. Studies have shown that the financial benefits provided to U.S. citizens by the pollination activities of butterflies and other insects can be measured in the billions of dollars.

Just as impressive, but much more mysterious, are the annual autumn migrations monarchs make to central Mexico. No monarch makes the trip more than once (the butterflies live about a year). During these two virtual programs, MDC Naturalist Jessie Ballard will discuss theories about the annual monarch migration and will also provide tips on plants that will provide good habitat for these colorful butterflies during the time they’re in Missouri. Though these programs are free, registration is required. To participate, use the link above. Registrants must provide an e-mail, so a program link can be sent to them. This program will include a chat-based question-and-answer period where participants can interact with the presenters.

Details

Date:
September 15
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Series:
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
, ,

Organizer

Missouri Department of Conservation
Phone:
417-629-3434
Email:
shoal.creek@mdc.mo.gov
View Organizer Website

Venue

Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center
201 Riviera Dr.
Joplin, MO 64804 United States
+ Google Map

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