Cornell Cooperative Extension will hold two one-hour Forest Connect Habitat needs and management for the Monarch Butterfly webinars on February 19th at noon and 7 p.m.
The monarch butterfly is one of the most iconic species in North America, and its annual migration cycle is one of the most remarkable natural phenomena in the world.
During the past 20 years, the monarch butterfly population has declined by nearly 90% throughout much of its range. The primary factors in this decline are the losses of critical breeding habitat in North America and overwintering habitat in Mexico. Monarch conservation success will only be achieved with an “all hands on deck” approach.
During these webinars, Dr. Sheldon Owen, Wildlife Specialist at West Virginia University, will discuss monarch biology, current population trends, and natural resource management actions that everyone can take to save this iconic species.
To take part in one of these webinars, you need to register at via: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5IRFqn7oSYm5D-Vyqb8-3Q
If prompted for a password use “Cornell”.