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Monarch Butterflies & “Monarch” Plants with SoFo & FLPG
September 10, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$10
Saturday, September 10 – Monarch Butterflies & “Monarch” Plants: Presentation and Field Walk: Adults/Teens. 2 p.m. Sponsored by the South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo).
Program Presenter: John E. Potente, past editor of the Long Island Botanical Society, Director of Native America, and editor of Tidal Marshes of Long Island, New York.. Join SoFo for this program illustrating the life of Long Island’s monarch butterflies and the plants that provide the leaves, nectar, and edible toxins for the hungry monarch caterpillars and the flying adult monarch butterflies.
The presentation features photographs, videos, anecdotes, and story surprises about this lordly butterfly and the struggling plants that nourish it. See how simple it can be to help them both! The presentation will be followed by an optional field walk through Vineyard Field, behind the museum, to find monarch butterflies and caterpillars and the plants that wait to offer their leaves and flowers to them. See and learn how these plants grow and reproduce and how important they are to the ecology of the fields, the butterflies, other insects, and our sensory delight. Advanced reservations are required for all events.
For more info, reservations, & directions, call the museum at 631.537.9735. Note: Programs for SoFo members are free. Non-members: $10 per adult, $7.50 per child ages 3-12.