Month: September 2018
McCoy Farm and Gardens to host Monarch Butterfly
Presentation by Expert Dr. Andrew Brower
By Sallie Ford
As part of a continuing community-wide interest in sustainable
pollinator practices, McCoy Farm & Gardens is delighted to host an
afternoon with Dr. Andrew Brower of Middle Tennessee State University (“MTSU”). The topic is: “Monarch butterfly migration: an endangered phenomenon?” No charge to attend.
Dr. Brower will speak and answer questions about the life cycle and migratory patterns of the monarch butterfly and some of the conservation issues in the midst of the newly completed Butterfly
Waystation and Gardens at McCoy.
The Monarch Butterfly presentation by Dr. Andrew Brower will be at the pavilion by the recently completed Butterfly Waystation on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2 pm. Dr. Brower, a Biology professor at MTSU, is the son of the late Franklin Brower, internationally renowned for his academic career studying and championing the migratory life cycle of monarch butterflies. Dr. Brower’s research focuses on the evolution and biogeography of butterflies. He holds B.S. and M.E.S. degrees from Yale
University and a PhD from Cornell University. He is a Research Associate at both the National Museum of Natural History and the American Museum of Natural History and has lectured nationally and internationally.
People of all ages who have an interest in monarchs and other butterflies will want to put this event on their calendars.
These horseshoe shaped gardens, three years in the renovating, are designed to provide monarch butterflies and other pollinators with food and shelter among over 100 plant species, many of which are natives, using renewable techniques and conservation practices.
To learn more about this event, please contact