Monarchs & Margaritas
Friday, August 23, 7:30-9 p.m.
Find out about the interesting connection between the monarch butterfly and tequila as we celebrate the monarchs’ return journey to Mexico and enjoy the last weekend of Brushwood Center’s Keeping the Bees exhibition.
Throughout the last two decades, the populations of these critical pollinators have crashed by 90% from habitat loss, agricultural practices and climatic factors. This program will discuss the incredible journey of the migration of monarchs from the US and Canada to the highlands of Central Mexico. Discover fascinating connections between Mexican cultural traditions, monarchs, and the tequila producing region of Mexico.
With the help of everyday people who create friendly habitats for monarchs, there is still hope for the monarchs’ long-term survival. Learn how you can be a part of the solution from featured speaker Vince Mosca, Senior Ecologist of Hey and Associates, Inc. while enjoying drinks, Mexican appetizers, and Brushwood Center’s pollinator art exhibition. The program also will discuss information about our local Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge and the importance of open space protection. This program is made possible thanks to Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods Preservation Council, and the Village of Riverwoods.