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Livestream Lunch and Learn: Monarch Butterfly Conservation
April 15, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the Linda Hall Library and Kansas City Public Library.
The monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic species in North America and a central part of efforts to protect pollinators. Angie Babbit from KU’s Monarch Watch will share strategies researchers are using to better understand monarchs’ epic migration between Mexico and Canada and how the public can participate in efforts to preserve and protect the butterfly.
Angie Babbit received her master’s degree in biology from Emporia State University, and her bachelor’s in environmental studies from the University of Kansas. She began working for Monarch Watch in 2014 and handles much of the communications with the public about monarchs and milkweed. She is also a mother, photographer, printmaker and advocate for the tall grass prairie ecosystem.
The lecture is also available on the Library’s Facebook page.
Spring Science Matters Brown Bag Series
This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.
Further reading at the Linda Hall Library
- Agrawal, Anurag A. Monarchs and milkweed : a migrating butterfly, a poisonous plant, and their remarkable story of coevolution. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2017.
- Gould, James L., 1945-. Gould, Carol Grant. Nature’s compass : the mystery of animal navigation. Princeton N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012.
- Oberhauser, Karen Suzanne. Solensky, Michelle J. Monarch butterfly biology & conservation . Ithaca : Comstock Pub. Associates/Cornell University Press, 2004.