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Botanic Talk: The Monarch Kingdom

July 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about The Monarch Kingdom during our July Botanic Talk! General admission is $7, discounts available for RBG Members!

The Monarch Kingdom with Shelly Culea. Shelly Culea will speak about her experiences in the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries of Mexico. In 2015, Shelly visited several UNESCO protected Monarch sites located in the rugged and remote mountains west of Mexico City.

She will tell us about her journey and show us amazing photos from her trip. These awe-inspiring photos show, among other things, millions of hibernating Monarch butterflies just before they leave for their return journey to the United States.

Shelly will bring the incredible story of the great migration of the Monarch butterflies to life with her presentation. Raising Monarchs from egg to release is a passion for Shelly Culea.

To date, she has released more than 400 Monarchs from her butterfly nursery. Shelly gives Monarch presentations to Milwaukee area nature centers, garden clubs and schools to help raise awareness of the Monarch butterfly.

Shelly also helped organize the Monarch Information Booth for BioBlitz, a biological surveying project that helps record all living species within a designated area. The BioBlitz events are held at the Schlitz Audubon Center and Grant Park in Milwaukee. She is a current member and past Garden Club president of the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin. Shelly is a member of the Herb Society of America, Wisconsin Unit.

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018

Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cost: $7 general admission, $5 RBG Members; this event includes printed and note taking materials (where applicable), you will have access to Rotary Botanical Gardens’ grounds, and light refreshments. You may purchase tickets to this event at the door, or online, in advance. If you are interested in Membership perks, such as discounted rates, Click here!

Deadline to Register: No registration necessary!

Please note: Refunds are not available for this program. If you paid in advance and are unable to attend, you are encouraged to send someone in your place. Carry-ins are not allowed, this includes alcohol. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, who is also required to purchase a ticket. If you would like to view the Gardens, please arrive with time prior to the beginning of the presentation as the Gardens will close at 8 p.m. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, who is also required to purchase a ticket.

Questions? For more information or if you require special accommodations, please contact our Education Department at  education@rotarygardens.org


July 19, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Rotary Botanical Gardens
1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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