january, 2023

thu26jan5:45 PM7:15 PMin person: Survival of the Monarch Butterfly (Documentary & Discussion-SEPAC)5:45 PM - 7:15 PM Anastasia Island Branch

Event Details

Please join us!

SEPAC invites the public to view a great environmental film which focuses on the life and migration of the endangered Monarch but­ter­fly. We will then do a Q&A with a local expert, Dianne Battle. Battle will discuss things Floridians can do to help the monarchs, whose population has decreased by more than 80% in the last three decades. For more information on the Florida monarch, please visit: https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/science/florida-monarch/.

According to the World Wildlife Fund, “One of main drivers in the decline of the migratory monarch’s population is the use of herbicides in the U.S., resulting in a loss of milkweeds, essential for monarchs reproduction. Additionally, climate variations in North American during the summers of 2004 to 2018, affected both the presence of milkweed and the butterflies’ life cycle.”

The free event will take place at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, January 26 at the Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Sea Grove Main Street in St. Augustine Beach.

SEPAC is restarting its environmental education program after a two-year COVID hiatus. The program is also sponsored by the St. Johns County Public Library System.

Questions about this event can be directed to Dariana Fitzgerald, deputy city clerk, at dfitzgerald@cityofsab.org or by phone at 904-471-2122 or fax at 904-471-4108.



(Thursday) 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM


Anastasia Island Branch