We plan to reach the Latino community with a multi-faceted, one-hour webinar in English and Spanish with several components that all work together to showcase the value of native plants and pollinators (especially hummingbirds and
We plan to reach the Latino community with a multi-faceted, one-hour webinar in English and Spanish with several components that all work together to showcase the value of native plants and pollinators (especially hummingbirds and monarchs) in their local neighborhoods. We’ll show pictures of the existing native plant restoration project that we have been working in OVRP and give an update to the folks that volunteered to plant these natives in early 2020.
We will also translate existing San Diego Audubon Education activities and resources into Spanish, and share those for free with the webinar participants if they are looking for family-friendly activities over the summer. We’ll partner with the California Native Plant Society San Diego Chapter to share tips for growing native milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis and A. speciosa) at home and explain the lifecycle of milkweeds and monarchs. This live portion of the webinar will be in Spanish, as well. We’ll include information and stories about how to take care of Monarch caterpillars if their milkweeds attract them, show a video/photos of raising Monarch butterflies and releasing them, and we’ll include links to community science projects that are collecting information on our rapidly dwindling (December 2020 is when the USFWS decision on listing Monarchs is due) western population of Monarchs (https://www.monarchmilkweedmapper.org/, and/or https://transom.org/2013/google-earth-tour-monarch-butterflies/).
Beforehand, we’ll send webinar participants who have signed up a care package with narrow-leaved and/or showy milkweed seeds, brochures on where to buy more, information on how to plant them, as well as bird guide brochures in Spanish. At the end of the webinar, we will give away 10 Spanish bird guides by doing a free raffle and mailing the guides.
San Diego Audubon Society, California Native Plant Society, San Diego City College Audubon, Xerces Society,Otay Valley Regional Park and Hispanic Access Foundation.
Date & time:
July 23, 2020
Webinar (Zoom) San Diego Audubon