The Book Stall is happy to support The Friends of the Green Bay Trail and The Glencoe Public Library as they present this virtual program on monarch butterflies. Some of the titles speaker Kim White recommends are listed below!
We have all heard the battle cry, ‘Plant Milkweed for Monarchs!’ Will just planting milkweed really fix the problem of the declining population of monarchs in the midwest? What else can we do to help this iconic insect? Presented by naturalist and educator Kim White, with cameo appearances by monarch butterflies and/or caterpillars.
REGISTER HERE for this virtual program, which is cosponsored with the Friends of the Green Bay Trail and the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force.
About the presenter: Kim White has had a lifelong interest in the natural world. She spent 19 years associated with Brookfield Zoo’s Education Department as both a volunteer and employee teaching school groups. She is a master naturalist, a co-steward for the DuPage County Forest Preserve, education coordinator for the DuPage Monarch Project, and avid gardener for both food production and habitat creation. Her summers are spent growing milkweed for the monarch butterflies she raises from eggs and releases.
Every fall, spectacular orange and black clouds of monarch butterflies fill the skies as they migrate from across North America to Central Mexico. West Coast populations make a similar though much shorter trip to coastal California.
From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. An incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder, from the tiny Arian Small Blue to the grand Queen Alexandra's Birdwing.