Carol Clark will cover the amazing story of the monarch butterfly lifecycle and migration, clarify some common misconceptions about monarchs, explain historic and current threats to monarch populations, and tell why Texas is a pivotal location for monarchs' future success. The program also covers real steps North Texas residents can take to help bolster the monarch population, and what to plant to feed monarchs. Free packets of local native milkweed seeds and plant lists for North Texas will be available.
Carol Clark is an amateur botany enthusiast, a Texas Master Naturalist, and longtime member of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and is now a Conservation Specialist with Monarch Watch. She also co-administrates the Texas Native Bee Co-op Facebook page for Texas Parks and Wildlife. She and her husband own and operate Clark Haven Farm, a wildlife preserve and custom wildflower seed business in Cooke County. Carol grew up with a nature photographer father and wildlife artist brother, and has spent much of her life looking around in the great outdoors. Her favorite things to do are leading discovery walks in local natural areas, and finding and photographing interesting plants and insects.
Info: Kirk Miller, 972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org