February 16, 2021 – Attracting and Raising Monarch Butterflies


Our speaker has cancelled due to more snow and the cold weather. For the safety of our members the meeting for Tuesday February 16 has been cancelled.

Every garden club should have someone raising Monarchs, Bob Erlich will show us how. His powerpoint presentation will educate and inspire us as he details the lifecycle of the Monarch and shows how easy it is to turn our gardens into a sanctuary. He will bring free Milkweed seeds and plants depending on their availability.

Bob has lectured since 2009 at Chicago area garden clubs. He is a volunteer at Oak Lawn Park District Monarch Festival and designs Monarch Way Stations. As a member of Monarch Watch, he gives advice and hands-on training on how to release Monarchs. He has personally released more than 10,000 Monarchs and 4,000 Black Swallowtail butterflies.