This Thursday, May 22nd, Casa Michoacán, El Hogar del Nino and PERRO will be hosting an event at the Mary Zepeda Native Plant garden to celebrate a new season at our joint community garden. The focus will be developing habitat for butterflies and will include a showing of the brand new film Flight of the Butterflies, at Casa Michoacán after the activities in the garden. A description of the film can be found below. Here is the times and locations of the various events…
6:00 PM – Gardening and Planting with Victoria (@ the Garden – 1423 W. 17th St.)
7:05 PM – Flight of the Butterflies (@ Casa Michoacán – 1638 S. Blue Island Ave.)
8:00 PM – Discussion in regards of monarch conservation moderated by Mike Rizo of the US Forest Service
What is Flight of the Butterflies: It’s a natural history epic. It’s a compelling detective story. It’s a scientific adventure at its best. It took Dr. Fred Urquhart almost 40 years to discover the monarch butterflies’ secret hideaway and prove the most incredible migration on Earth. Following the year-long annual migration cycle of the butterflies, the award-winning production team filmed hundreds of millions of monarchs in their remote overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico in 2011 and again in 2012 and also along their migratory routes from Canada, across the U.S. and into Mexico.