San Antonio Native Plant Society to host Monika Maeckle


Tracking Shifts in Food Availability for Monarchs and Other Pollinators – September 24

September 24 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm


September 24 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Monarchs depend on a diverse suite of host plants along their migration path. Knowledge of when and where plants are leafing and flowering, and how climate change is shifting the timing, is critical for understanding availability of food resources. In this presentation I will describe how the USA National Phenology Network engages volunteer and professional scientists in collecting data on presence and intensity of leafing and flowering with simple yet scientifically rigorous phenology protocols. I’ll also describe our recent efforts to establish climate drivers to flowering and seed timing to make predictions of how this timing will shift under future climate conditions.

This presentation by Erin Posthumus, USA National Phenology Network is part of the Monarch Conservation Webinar Series by Monarch Joint Venture.