A Statewide Experiment for the Western MonarchDec 06, 2023 02:36PM ● By Yolo Basin Foundation News Release
YOLO REGION, CA (MPG) - Yolo Basin Foundation’s Flyway Nights speaker series Thursday, December 7, 2023, highlights the work of River Partners to restore habitat for the Monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus. The program will be a Zoom presentation sharing their work in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area and beyond.
River Partners in collaboration with The Xerces Society and Washington State University designed a project that not only aimed to restore western monarch breeding habitat across the state of California, but to also better understand their behavior. This presentation will discuss monarch ecology, the experimental design guidelines of the project, address the lessons learned from the project, and next steps we can take.
Halie Goeman is a Restoration and Wildlife Biologist with River Partners in Sacramento. She has been working with monarch butterflies since 2017 and is passionate about monarch ecology and conservation.
Flyway Nights is a monthly speaker series highlighting environmental issues, natural history of Northern California, and current research topics in conservation. Yolo Basin Foundation hosts Flyway Nights December to May through virtual presentations. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link to the presentation.
A donation to support the Foundation’s wetland education programs is suggested. To register visit www.yolobasin.org/flywaynights or call Yolo Basin Foundation at (530) 757-3780.