Butterflies Topic For 11th Annual Luncheon

February 14, 2018 at 9:06 PM


Cheryl Shenkle with a monarch butterfly.

Luncheon reservation form here

     Butterflies will be the focus of the DuBois Area Historical Society’s 11th Annual Luncheon, Saturday, March 17, beginning at noon at Christ Lutheran Church, Sunflower Drive, DuBois.

       Cheryl Shenkle of DuBois will be the guest speaker presenting “Monarchs 2018, What to Expect and How to Help”. For the past four years Shenkle has led an effort to raise and release monarch butterflies, helping to replenish a species long on a downward spiral.

        “Every year the releases get bigger,” said Shenkle. “They are rebounding. These butterflies are important to nature. I call the monarchs ‘pretty flying flowers’.”

         Shenkle will use a PowerPoint presentation to explain the preservation effort in DuBois. She will also explain the cooperative efforts of the governments of the United States and Mexico to establish a highway of food and safety for the butterflies as they migrate between the two countries.

         Reservations and payment for the luncheon are due by March 13. The cost is $10 and includes soup, sandwich, salad and dessert. Reservations should be sent to DuBois Area Historical Society, P. O. Box 401, DuBois, Pa. 15801. Checks should be made payable to the DuBois Area Historical Society. For additional information telephone 814-371-9006 or email duboisareahistory@yahoo.com.

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