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Roar of the Monarch Butterfly with Bill Toone

Presented by Bill Toone, an internationally renowned conservation biologist and explorer and founder of ECOLIFE Conservation.

Every year millions upon millions of monarch butterflies journey to the ancient oyamel fir forests of central Mexico. Their journey is unique. Not only are they the only insect that migrates but they also migrate over a period of generations to make the trip. This is the story of the discovery of the journey as well as the amazing challenges of one butterfly covering 3,000 miles. Once in Mexico, they live among an ancient civilization where the landscape is still dotted with pyramids and the proud Purepecha Mahazua people eke out a living in remote forests. Hear the story of the complex relationship that the people have with a biological phenomenon threatened with extinction.

Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Ticketed Event: Member $10 | General $15 | Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged.

Online: Member $5 | General $10 | A link to view the presentation will be emailed to you within a week of the event date. Online version is NOT available for viewing on October 24. 


TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

All attendees to the Norma Kershaw Auditorium will be required to wear masks until further notice, regardless of their vaccination status. Free masks will be available at the entrance to the auditorium for anyone in need. Please see Bowers' Health & Safety Page for exceptions.

Event details

October 24, 2021 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, California 92706
TEL: 714.567.3600

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