Tallgrass Prairie Center


Blank Park Zoo: Hope for the Wild Speaker Series/Dr. Taylor

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th St., Des Moines, Iowa 50315

Hope for the Wild: Blooms, Butterflies and Bats

Monarchs and Pollinators: The Need for Habitat Restoration – Orley “Chip” Taylor

Changes in agriculture and development have contributed to the decline of monarchs and many other species. Learn about the causes and rates of habitat loss and what it will take to restore landscapes to sustain the monarch migration, as well as the ecosystems that support us. Dr. Taylor founded Monarch Watch, a collaborative network dedicated to monarch butterflies, well known for its tagging program. Since 1992 over 1.5 million monarchs have been tagged, providing insights about the fall monarch migration.


Blank Park Zoo Hope for the Wild poster