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Introduction to Monarch Biology and Conservation in the Southeast

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

In this first webinar in a three part series focused on monarchs in the southeast, NRCS planners and community conservationists will learn about monarch biology basics (food requirements, other habitat factors, natural enemies, migration, etc.), their phenology (when to find them in the southeast), their status (how monarchs populations are doing) and what we know about habitats that best support them regionally. This webinar will briefly highlight how diverse NRCS practices can support monarchs and other wildlife (Part 3 in December will include a deeper look at resources for NRCS planners c/o http://nrcs.usda.gov/monarchs.) Part 2 (in November) will focus more on specific habitat needs of larvae and adults, including details on host and nectar plants and their ecology. We’ll also briefly consider threats facing breeding and migrating monarchs and will review recent research on threats posed by various pesticides to monarchs. Part 3 (in December) is aimed primarily at NRCS planners, covering the Monarch Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Guides and habitat creation and management using Farm Bill Programs.

Pre-registration is not required. Join the webinar here.

Venue

virtual via Adobe Connect

Organizer

USDA NRCS