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Seminar: "The Monarch Migration & Favorite Plants of the Monarch"

  • Roots and Branches 1115 South Main Street West Bend United States (map)
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Shelly Culea of Monarchs Unlimited will share her experiences in the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries of Mexico. Enjoy awe-inspiring photos as Shelly brings life to "The Kingdom of Monarch". A truly interactive experience! All seminars are free and open to the public. Reserve your space below or contact us at 262-335-5083 with questions.

More Information About Our Speaker:

Shelly Culea will speak about her experiences in the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries of Mexico. In 2015, Shelly visited several UNESCO protected Monarch sites located in the rugged and remote mountains west of Mexico City. She will tell us about her journey and show us amazing photos from her trip. These awe-inspiring photos show, among other things, millions of hibernating Monarch Butterflies just before they leave for their return journey to the United States. Shelly will bring the incredible story of the great migration of the Monarch Butterflies to life with her presentation.

The mikweed herb, (Asclepias syriaca), is key to the survival of this endangered butterfly. Shelly will speak about milkweed varieties and the many other herbs that the Monarch Butterfly relies on to live, grow and thrive in our world.

Raising Monarchs from egg to release is a passion for Shelly Culea. To date, she has released more than 500 Monarchs from her butterfly nursery. Shelly gives Monarch presentations to area Milwaukee garden clubs to help raise awareness of the endangered Monarch Butterfly. Shelly also helped organize the Monarch Information Booth for BioBlitz, a biological surveying project that helps record all living species within a designated area. The BioBlitz events are held at the Schiltz Audubon Center and Grant Park in Milwaukee. She is a current member and past Garden Club president of the Women’s Club of Wisconsin. Shelly is a member of the Herb Society of America, Wisconsin Unit.

Bio Courtesy of Shelly Culea

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Earlier Event: March 14
Seminar: "All About Trees"