Monarch butterfly expert to speak in St. Louis

By Ann Earley

Monarch Watch founder, Chip TaylorWild Ones members have the opportunity to hear from a leading authority on monarch butterflies when Chip Taylor, founder of Monarch Watch, will speak in St. Louis on Saturday, September 7. His topic will be “Monarch Conservation — Challenges and Opportunities.”

This event, sponsored by the Missouri Prairie Foundation, will be held at Alberici headquarters at 8800 Page Avenue, just off Highway 170, starting at 5 p.m. Details and registration information may be found on the Missouri Prairie Foundation website.

Monarch Watch is a conservation and research organization based at the University of Kansas and is a national partner with Wild Ones in the Wild for Monarchs campaign launched earlier this year.

Dr. Taylor’s speech will be a great way to learn more about monarchs, their habitat and migration patterns, and how we can help these fascinating insects.