What: Presentation & Meeting
When: Thursday – May 16, 2019
Where: Missouri Department of Conservation – St. Joseph, MO - 701 James McCarthy Dr – Just North of the MWSU campus
Time: 6:30 PM
The Biology of Butterflies
Dr. Carissa Ganong – MWSU Assistant Professor of entomology and invertebrate zoology
- Life cycle of butterflies
- Importance of host plants
- Specific aspects WRT Monarchs - e.g. Eastern population migration
- Importance of nectar sources
Dr. Ganong teaches entomology, invertebrate zoology, parasitology, and introductory biology. Her areas of research interest include insect-plant interactions as well as aquatic invertebrate ecology. She is fascinated by the ecology and natural history of butterflies and moths as well as other terrestrial and aquatic insects.
Upcoming events: May 18 - Loess Bluffs NWR (Mound City). Weeding the Entrance Garden
Date unknown at this time – May/June ? - Planting Year 2 - 1,000 Milkweed plants as part of Friends of Loess Bluffs 10,000 Milkweed Stems in 10 years project.
Monarchs & Pollinators Network – formerly Missourians for Monarchs–Naturalists & Gardeners
A statewide partnership to provide plentiful and high quality habitat for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Uniting Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners and Garden Clubs in partnering to help the monarch butterfly.
David Laderoute Monarchs & Pollinators Network – NW Missouri