Jamestown, NY – It is a sad fact that Monarch Butterflies populations are declining drastically.
On Friday morning, August 5, in a coffee shop-like setting at the Audubon Nature Center, you can learn about this unique insect and how to help increase its population by raising caterpillars.
Last year, there were 150% more Monarchs on their wintering ground than there were the year before. Audubon naturalist Katie Finch, who will lead the 9:15-11:15 a.m. workshop, hopes some of those butterflies came from the Nature Center.
Audubon has been raising large numbers of Monarch Butterflies for 10 years and releasing them at the Monarch Butterfly Festival in August. This year’s Festival will be on Saturday, August 27.