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April 9th, 2019
April 9th, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Spring Lecture Series - Monarchs in the Queen's Bush

UPDATE: due to popularity of the series so far, a 1:00 p.m. talk has been added. The same talk will be repeated at 2:30 p.m.

Audrey Armstrong’s great passion is monarch butterflies. In this 45 minute illustrated talk, featuring the work of Willy Waterton, an update on the status of the population; butterfly garden creation and conservation will be the focus, along with descriptions of the monarch’s lifecycle here in Bruce Grey, California and at overwintering sites in Mexico. Participants will receive swamp milkweed seed for spring planting.

For many years Audrey was a presenter with the Monarch Teacher Network, leading workshops on the monarch butterfly, habitat development and Voices From the Land (engaging children and adults with art through nature, language and drama) throughout Canada and the USA. She taught elementary school with the Bluewater District School Board for 25 years.  Prior to teaching, Audrey had a career as a designer/weaver of wearable art and a founding member of Maker’s gallery in Owen Sound. She now embraces the opportunity to travel, hike, ski, bike, canoe and explore this wonderful world with her husband and share her love and concerns for the natural world and monarch butterflies with the public.

This final presentation of our Spring Lecture Series takes place on Tuesday, April 9 at 1:00 pm and again at 2:30 pm in our Theatre. Complimentary refreshments following each talk.  Free with admission. Members free as always.

Image by Willy Waterton: Audrey Armstrong with a tagged fall Monarch.

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