The Plight of the Monarchs

One of the most widely recognized butterflies in the United States is also the one in the most danger of becoming extinct. Habitat loss, illegal logging, row crop agriculture and over use of pesticides are just a few factors that have led to the staggering population decrease. What can we do to reverse the damage? 

Join Darke County Parks Naturalist Mandy Martin at the Greenville Public Library to find out! Spend an evening exploring the natural history of the magnificent creature and discover all of the efforts nationwide that are spearheading movements to save this iconic species. Mandy will also share what Darke County Parks has done to join the effort to save the monarch and how you can get involved!

After the presentation we will be making seed bombs! These little balls of seed, clay, and compost are pre-planted with butterfly approved wildflower seeds! This fall just toss them on the ground, press them lightly into the ground, and watch them grow in the spring!

This is a free, family-friendly event at the Greenville Public Library. First come first serve seating. Light refreshments provided.

Location: Greenville Public Library

Cost: Free

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Contact Information

Rachel Brock: 937-548-3915 | rachel@greenville-publiclibrary.org