The Friends of the Black River will host U.S. Fish & Wildlife private lands biologist Mark Pfost at its June 8 meeting. Pfost works with the Partners for Fish & Wildlife program, based at Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, to help landowners in a 10-county territory stretching from Adams to Jackson to Rusk restore or enhance wildlife habitat.
In his presentation, Pfost will discuss monarch butterfly conservation, including the decline of the insects and what is being done to help them. His presentation will include a discussion of the differences between monarchs and Karner blue butterfly populations and habitats. He will also tie pollinator projects to prairie and grassland projects as a means of incorporating multiple species together into habitat projects.
The FBR meeting will be held in the Jackson County Bank community room beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is free and the public is encouraged to attend. For more information about the upcoming program or FBR, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.