Monarchs: The History and Science Behind the Monarch Craze

The Book Stall is happy to support The Friends of the Green Bay Trail and The Glencoe Public Library as they present this virtual program on monarch butterflies. Some of the titles speaker Kim White recommends are listed below!

We have all heard the battle cry, ‘Plant Milkweed for Monarchs!’ Will just planting milkweed really fix the problem of the declining population of monarchs in the midwest? What else can we do to help this iconic insect? Presented by naturalist and educator Kim White, with cameo appearances by monarch butterflies and/or caterpillars. 

REGISTER HERE for this virtual program, which is cosponsored with the Friends of the Green Bay Trail and the Glencoe Sustainability Task Force.

About the presenter: Kim White has had a lifelong interest in the natural world. She spent 19 years associated with Brookfield Zoo’s Education Department as both a volunteer and employee teaching school groups. She is a master naturalist, a co-steward for the DuPage County Forest Preserve, education coordinator for the DuPage Monarch Project, and avid gardener for both food production and habitat creation. Her summers are spent growing milkweed for the monarch butterflies she raises from eggs and releases. 

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544717138
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Clarion Books - February 20th, 2018

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The Monarch: Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly Cover Image
ISBN: 9781943366170
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: St. Lynn's Press - April 12th, 2017

Every fall, spectacular orange and black clouds of monarch butterflies fill the skies as they migrate from across North America to Central Mexico. West Coast populations make a similar though much shorter trip to coastal California.

A Butterfly Is Patient: (Nature Books for Kids, Children's Books Ages 3-5, Award Winning Children's Books) Cover Image
By Dianna Aston, Sylvia Long (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452141244
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Chronicle Books - March 3rd, 2015

From the creators of the award-winning An Egg Is Quiet, A Seed Is Sleepy, and A Rock Is Lively comes this gorgeous and informative introduction to the world of butterflies. An incredible variety of butterflies are celebrated here in all of their beauty and wonder, from the tiny Arian Small Blue to the grand Queen Alexandra's Birdwing.