LINCOLNVILLE — Maine Master Naturalist Cyrene Slegona will give a free illustrated talk on monarch butterflies and the science of their migration, Wednesday, September 4, at 7 p.m., at the Lincolnville Community Library.
This past February, Slegona, who has observed and studied monarchs since she was twelve, visited several of their overwintering sites in Mexico.
She will present historical information on the monarch, Daneaus plexipus plexipus, and tell about current and proposed research on this butterfly. There will also be a review of its life cycle and behaviors.
Attendees will learn about the best hand-rearing practices and the importance of native milkweeds and end-of-season migrator-friendly gardens.
The library is at 208 Main Street in Lincolnville Center. For more information, call 706-3896 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.