Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 11, 2021

”Conservation of the Smaller Majority – Butterflies of San Diego County” 8/18 

from Cabrillo National Monument

Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: ”Conservation of the Smaller Majority – Butterflies of San Diego County” 

  • When:  Wednesday, August 18th at 6:30 PM Pacific time – 7:30 PM Pacific time
  • Where: Cabrillo National Monument Foundation’s Zoom
  • Who: Paige Howorth – McKinney Family Curator of Entomology
  • How:  Register at!
  • Cost: Free!
  • Audience: All are welcome!
Program Description: Everyone is familiar with the western monarch butterfly, but a wonderful diversity of lesser-known butterflies also call San Diego home—some of which are unfortunately among the rarest in the country.  Learn about ongoing conservation efforts for two of these seldom seen species, as well as an update on the soon-to-open Sanford Children’s Zoo at the San Diego Zoo.  This new habitat features the immersive 7,000 sf Spineless Marvels experience, showcasing the incredible roles that insects and other invertebrates play in our world. 

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