Maraleen Manos-Jones will lead an illustrated journey of metamorphosis, sharing updates on the flight and plight of the monarch butterfly and its migration. She will discuss the vital importance of providing habitat for butterflies and other pollinators, who are all in peril, and will offer garden tips and inspiring stories and ways for you to become a pollinator protector.
Maraleen brings a special perspective to the world of butterflies. She has been raising, tagging and releasing them for over forty years, and was the first non-native woman to find the monarchs’ overwintering habitats in Mexico in 1977 after a two month search in the mountains. She is an eyewitness to what has happened to the monarch population as she has continued visiting Mexico each year since then. She is an author, artist, master gardener, and environmental activist.
She opens her butterfly/pollinator gardens in Shokan to the public a few times each summer. Please visit her website for a virtual walk in her gardens and to learn more about her environmental work. www.spiritofbutterflies.com