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Monday, May 8, 2017 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Monarchs as a Model for Change in Habitat Conservation
Presenter: Cathy Downs of Monarch Watch
Amon G. Carter, Jr. – Downtown YMCA at 512 Lamar Street
For thousands of years Monarchs and other butterflies have been a symbol of spiritual transformation. In more recent times they have become the icon for physical transformation of the landscape. The Monarch decline amplified a host of much larger issues and has become a symbol of multinational cooperation in restoring and conserving native plant habitat for all pollinators. We’ll follow the history of the Monarch populations and how this enigmatic insect was able to capture the hope and great efforts of three nations. Read more…
Meet at Amon G. Carter, Jr. – Downtown YMCA at 512 Lamar Street, Corner of 5th and Lamar Streets
Parking can be found in two lots: between 4th and 5th Ave., along Burnett or across from the building & between 3rd and 4th St., also along Burnett. Parking free with validation from the front desk. Parking in the street is free after 6pm.
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