Join us on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00pm as we learn more about Monarch butterflies with Court Whelan!
One of the world's most astounding
wildlife events occurs each year in Mexico's Central Highlands, featuring the
most delicate of creatures. As we enter a grove of fir trees on a remote
mountaintop, the trunks and branches appear to be blanketed with rusty autumn
leaves. A closer look reveals they’re quivering. Then, as the sun emerges from
behind a cloud to warm them, hundreds of thousands of monarch butterflies take
to the sky—so many that we actually hear the beating of their wings, which glow
translucent orange against the blue sky. Experience this moving phenomenon as
Court Whelan takes us on a virtual tour of monarch magic.
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo's Evening Lecture Series Sponsored by AARP is free to attend. A $10 donation is suggested.