Patuxent Bird Club/PGAS
“Everything Monarch”. Lisa and Chris Garrett will discuss their recent bucket-list trip to Michoacan, Mexico to visit the El Rosario Biosphere Reserve, the largest of the Monarch Butterfly overwintering roosts, with over 5 million butterflies this past winter. Gloomy reports of the monarch butterfly’s survival are in the news. Naturalist Lisa Bierer-Garrett and Park Ranger Christopher Garrett will put a positive spin on the news by describing how local folks can do their part to help monarchs and all butterfly species in their own neighborhood garden patch. Discover how planting your garden with milkweeds and other nectar rich plants help this colony survive. One person can make a difference! The presenters will have photos of birds and butterflies seen on the trip as well as some of the amazing archaeological sites they visited.
About the presenters: Lisa Bierer-Garrett is currently the Director of Eco-Tourism for the town of North Beach in Calvert County. Previously, she served as a Park Naturalist with MNCPPC, leading programs in the Prince George’s County Parks. She earned certification as a Maryland Master Naturalist at the American Chestnut Land Trust site. Lisa is an active butterfly and monarch researcher, participating in Monarch Butterfly tagging, annual butterfly counts, as well as bird counts, including Project Feeder Watch. Lisa is a long-time member of PGAS and serves on the PGAS Board of Directors. Chris Garrett is a Park Ranger with the MNCPPC parks in Prince George’s County. He is also a talented musician. Together, Chris and Lisa enjoy traveling and enjoying the wonders of the natural world.
Free and open to the public.