Sky Corridors: Saving Monarch Butterflies Through Habitat Restoration

Join Tim Martinez of Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy for a discussion about Monarch butterfly migration and the critical role of milkweed in the butterflies' lifecycle at this free Second Thursday Plant Talk and Sale.

Many people are familiar with the important role that milkweeds (Asclepias) and other flowering plants play in the lifecycle of monarch butterflies. Also significant is understanding how the location of these plants can influence their effectiveness in supporting migratory monarchs. Join Tim Martinez to learn more about the critical role of “sky corridors” in saving these iconic insects. A plant sale follows the talk.

Day of Event:

  • General admission is included after 2 p.m. only. If you would like to visit the gardens and galleries before the talk, general admission is required.
  • Presentation lasts approximately 45-60 minutes.
  • After the talk, attendees may attend the plant sale and/or enjoy the gardens and galleries until closing at 5 p.m.

About the Speaker:
Tim Martinez is the land manager and community liaison for Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy (AFC). He has a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge, in urban studies and planning with an emphasis on environmental planning and sustainability. In his role with AFC, Martinez helps the organization more actively engage and connect with the communities it serves to inspire support for its conservation efforts. Tim is passionate about preserving native habitat and has overseen the regeneration of native milkweed across several of AFC's nature preserves.