Salem Environmental Education presents Monarchs and Milkweed on Saturday, August 4 starting at 11:00 a.m. Participants will meet at the home of Ray Temple and Stephanie Hazen to tour their rural property that they have planted to be attractive to the native flora and fauna of Oregon. There will be a slide show about growing milkweed in your backyard, the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly, and the citizen science program where Ray and Stephanie tagged and released Monarch Butterflies in 2017. Tour begins at 11 am, slide show 11:30-12:30. Bring a brown bag lunch. 2018 has not seen many Monarchs in Salem, so we will not likely see caterpillars and Monarch tagging this year but attend and receive free milkweed plants and great information.
Stephanie Hazen D.V.M. practiced small animal and exotics veterinary medicine in Salem from 1977 until her retirement in 2011. She has been active in Xerces Society Bumblebee Watch Citizen Science Program, Oregon Bee Atlas Citizen Science Program, and has worked with W.S.U. Associate Professor David James in his Monarch Butterfly tagging program for the Pacific Northwest.
Ray Temple, retired fresh water fish biologist who spent his career in Oregon working in various capacities which include Freshwater Natural Production Director for ODFW and Sportsfish Restoration Program Grants Manager for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is spending his retirement working through Salem Audubon Society to facilitate the construction of Ankeny Hill Nature Center in Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge.
This program is part of the Our Oregon series that provides an opportunity to explore and better understand Oregon’s natural environment. Each program is open to a maximum of 15 participants with a fee of $10. Pre-registration is required by contacting Salem Environmental Education at email@example.com. More specific details will be available to those who have registered.