Monarchs in Manitoba: How to Protect our Butterflies
About this event
—Monarchs in Manitoba: How to Protect our Butterflies–
The monarch butterfly is listed as endangered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Threatened by habitat fragmentation, loss of native plants, and climate change, its population is in steep decline.
How can you help? From planting milkweed and nectar flowers to reporting monarch sightings or raising your own, there are plenty of opportunities for citizens to get involved with monarch butterflies.
She will discuss the current status of monarchs in North America and the threats they face, the life cycle of butterflies, the benefits of growing native plants, and the scientifically controversial practice of “raising” wild monarchs. She will also explain how families and individuals can get involved in helping protect our iconic summer visitors.
About the speaker
Yvonne Sharples has been raising wild monarchs for more than 20 years. In 2019, she started the Manitoba Monarchs Facebook group, an active community with over 2,000 members. The passion of Manitoba’s monarch enthusiasts has kept her busy since retiring from the workforce in 2020.
About CPAWS Manitoba:
CPAWS Manitoba has been instrumental in establishing 22 new parks and protected areas in our province. That’s an area larger than Lake Winnipeg at nearly 26,000 square kilometres. Our goal is to protect half of Manitoba’s lands and waters.
–Lunch and Learns–
Nature has been here for us during the pandemic.
CPAWS Manitoba wants to maintain this positive connection to nature by providing a space for Manitobans to connect online from the safety of our homes and be inspired by nature in our backyards and beyond.
Join CPAWS Manitoba for weekly lunch and learn presentations from experts across the province who will share their knowledge and passion and bring new nature-inspired activities into our lives.
*** This program is possible thanks to the generous support of The Winnipeg Foundation and the Conservation Trust, a Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Initiative delivered by the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation. ***