Summer Lecture Series: Of Monarchs and Milkweeds (In-Person Lecture)

September 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
$10; $5 for PHA members

Wednesday, September 22, 5:30-6:30pm, In person at the Polly Hill Arboretum Far Barn

This program is sponsored by the Dukes Conservation District.

Using striking visual imagery, Cornell University professor Anurag Agrawal will talk through some of the natural history of monarchs and milkweed, highlighting their coevolutionary battle. The cultural importance of milkweed’s famous toxins will be the subject of one vignette, spanning several thousand years of human history. And finally, the current predicament of monarch declines and conservation will be discussed. The talk requires no scientific background, but will convey the latest research results, and provide a survey of current issues in monarch conservation. Ample time will be left for Q&A and discussion about all issues, including the fall migration, the history of monarch science, and citizen science.
This lecture will be held in person in our open-air barn at the Arboretum. Lecture sizes are limited and attendants are required to wear masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Registration is required. Register here: