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Posted on: February 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] "Living Classroom Series" - Pollinator Pathway Project

As the next event in our “Living Classroom Series,” the Pollinator Pathway Project is presenting a talk on the importance and utter magic of Monarch Butterflies.

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., Sandy Morrissey will speak at the Irvington Senior Center, 29 Bridge Street, Irvington, about the amazing beauty and migration patterns of Monarch Butterflies and the severe challenges that this key pollinator is facing in today’s world. More than just beautiful creatures, Monarch Butterflies pollinate a wide-range of wildflowers and plants and are an important food source for birds, small animals and other insects. This unique butterfly, however, is under tremendous pressure from the loss of milkweed habitat and climate change – a recent report documented an 86% drop-off in the Monarch Butterfly population in California.

Sandy is the President of Bronx River – Sound Shore Audubon Society, a chapter of the National Audubon Society, and a long-standing defender of healthy habitats for all kinds of pollinators. She is also an avid birder and is the creator and manager of the Eastern Bluebird Project. More importantly, Sandy has successfully nurtured Monarch Butterflies from egg to adult in her own home, and she has some of the most amazing videos and photos of the transformation of these amazing animals from egg to caterpillar to adult butterfly.

This will be a wonderful talk for folks of all ages. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

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