USDA: MONARCH CONSERVATION FIELD DAY
June 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Lockeford Plant Materials Center, 21001 N. Elliott Rd., Lockeford, CA 95237
Cost: Free, Coffee and snacks provided by Xerces Society
Description: Join Angela Laws, Kitty Bolte, and Jessa Cruz of the Xerces Society for this field day on Monarch Conservation. Topics covered include monarch biology, plants monarchs need, monarch conservation strategies and priorities, and more. View the event flyer here.
9:30 am: Welcome to the USDA Plant Material Center, Margaret Smither-Kopperl, PMC Manager.
9:35 am: Overview of Monarch Biology, Migration and Declines, Angela Laws, Monarch and Pollinator Ecologist, Xerces Society.
10:05 am: Monarchs and the Plants they Need, Patrick Reynolds, Manager, Hedgerow Farms.
10:25 am: Lockeford PMC Milkweed Study and Monarch Nectary Planting, Jessa Kay Cruz, Senior Pollinator Conservation Specialist, Xerces Society, and Valerie Bullard, PMC Agronomist.
11:05 – Milkweeds and Monarch Butterflies for the Home Garden, Christann Roy.
11:25 – Monarch Conservation and NRCS Strategies and Priorities, Tom Moore, NRCS State Biologist.
11:40 – Conservation Planning for Monarchs, Kat Prince, Pollination Conservation Planner/ NRCS Partner Biologist.
11:55 – Wrap up, Jessa Kay Cruz.
RSVP: to Shawn.Vue@usda.gov if you plan to attend.
For more information or to arrange for any special needs call 209.867.3110.