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Butterflies and Climate: A year like no other? • Douglas County

Monday, Oct 15th, 2012 @ 7pm
Lawrence Fire Department • 1911 Stewart • Lawrence, KS • Map

On Monday, Oct. 15th GHF will host a presentation by Dr. Chip Taylor on the 2012 Butterfly season and the status of native butterfly populations in Kansas. Dr. Taylor is the founder and director of the Monarch Watch program at the University of Kansas and is a national leader in the study and conservation of monarchs and other native butterflies.

2012 has been a particularly challenging year for all Kansas butterfly populations. The annual spring monarch migration started very early this year, 3 weeks in some places, due to the warm winter. While the early migration provided an interesting research opportunity, the ensuing drought has significantly impacted all butterfly populations including monarchs. Dr. Taylor will talk about the consequences of these weather events and how our native butterflies are fairing.

The presentation will start at 7:00 PM and will be held in the Jayhawk Community Room at the Lawrence/Douglas Co. Fire and Medical Administration Bldg. (Fire Station #5), 1911 Stewart. An RSVP is requested. Contact Kim Bellemere at the Grassland Heritage Foundation for directions and to RSVP.

Contact: Kim Bellemere grasslandheritage@gmail.com 785-840-8104

Sponsor: Grassland Heritage Foundation

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