I’ll be repeating my Monarch Waystation presentation for the Sierra Club on Monday, July 15th, 7:00 p.m. (note corrected time) at Second Presbyterian Church, 460 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY (map). The presentation is free and open to the public.
I haven’t seen any monarchs in my yard this year, and I don’t know of anyone in Lexington who has. This is the first time in 7 years that I haven’t seen them before July 1.
Overwintering monarchs in Mexico once covered 50 acres – last year they covered less than 3. Their numbers are now 1/15th of what they were in 1977. And last year they declined 59% compared to the previous year. Source: Monarch Watch.
However, Bald Eagles have come back from the brink of extinction. If enough folks care and get involved, I’m hopeful we can help monarchs do the same.
I think Monarch Waystations are the best way we can help these remarkable butterflies, and my goal in the presentation is to make it easy to get started.
If you live in the Lexington area, I’d be glad to see you next Monday. I’d also appreciate you sharing this with anyone else who might be interested.