Using striking visual imagery, Cornell University professor Anurag Agrawal will talk through some of the natural history of monarchs and milkweed, highlighting their coevolutionary battle. The cultural importance of milkweed’s famous toxins will be the subject of one vignette, spanning several thousand years of human history. And finally, the current predicament of monarch declines and conservation will be discussed. The talk requires no scientific background, but will convey the latest research results and provide a survey of current issues in monarch conservation. Ample time will be left for Q&A and discussion about all issues, including the fall migration, the history of monarch science, and citizen science.
This program is sponsored by the Dukes Conservation District.
This lecture will be held in-person at the Arboretum, in our open-air Far Barn. To help prevent the spread of Covid-19, lecture sizes are limited and attendees are required to wear masks. Registration is required.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Polly Hill Arboretum
809 State Road, West Tisbury, MA 02575