Spring Meeting

Saturday, April 7, 2018
1:00 PM

Whitney Center
200 Leeder Hill Drive
Hamden, CT 06517

 Beauty and Biology of the Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarchs in flight

Speaker: Steven M. Reppert, MD

Dr. Reppert will discuss all aspects of the multigenerational migration of eastern North American monarch butterflies.  This will include a historical perspective, an overview of the annual migration cycle, a travelogue of the monarchs’ remarkable navigational abilities, and a discussion of current threats and conservation efforts.


Steven M. Reppert, MD, is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester MA.  He is known for his research on the navigational mechanisms used by migratory monarch butterflies during their long-distance journey to Mexico.  He currently is an educator, lecturer, and writer on all things monarch.  For details see: http://reppertlab.org/


Directions: From New Haven, take Whitney Avenue north approximately four miles and turn left on Putnam Avenue. Go approximately 0.7 miles and turn right on Leeder Hill Drive. Whitney Center is at 200 Leeder Hill Drive. From New Haven or Hartford via I-91, take Exit 6 to Middletown Avenue heading north. Turn left at Edwards Street or Willow Street. Turn right at Whitney Avenue, left on Putnam, then right on Leeder Hill as described above.