Where: Parkman Room of the Education Building
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Jose Luis Alvarez is a Mexican tree nurseryman, who has for decades been growing trees for reforestation projects. In 1997, he created Forests For Monarchs (FFM) also known as La Cruz Habitat Protection Program (LCHPP), an innovative non-profit designed to restore the Monarch’s forest habitat and at the same time give indigenous people a desperately needed source of wood for cooking, heating and building houses.
Alvarez will discuss monarch evolution, migration and population changes. He will also review the science which led to the discovery of over-wintering grounds, and the effort to reforest them. The lecture will also bring this topic home as Alvarez addresses Monarch habitat issues in the US, and the work being done to stabilize the Monarch population.
Vermont Woods Studios and founder Peggy Farabaugh are excited to sponsor his tour and hope to see the Monarch’s winter and summer habitats be restored. Learn more about Vermont Woods Studios and Forests for Monarchs.