Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: ”Conservation of the Smaller Majority – Butterflies of San Diego County”

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Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk: ”Conservation of the Smaller Majority – Butterflies of San Diego County”

August 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


When: Wednesday, August 18th 6:30 PM Pacific time – 7:30 PM Pacific time

Where: Cabrillo National Monument Foundation’s Zoom

Who: Paige Howorth –  McKinney Family Curator of Entomology at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Audience: All are welcome!

Program Description

Everyone is familiar with the western monarch butterfly, but a wonderful diversity of lesser-known butterflies also call San Diego home—some of which are unfortunately among the rarest in the country.  Learn about ongoing conservation efforts for two of these seldom seen species, as well as an update on the soon-to-open Sanford Children’s Zoo at the San Diego Zoo.  This new habitat features the immersive 7,000 sf Spineless Marvels experience, showcasing the incredible roles that insects and other invertebrates play in our world. 

A smiling woman in a gray jacket with long, curly brown hair stands with green foliage in the background. This photo is overlaid on top of a textured, black butterfly's wing with alternating white and black spots.
Image courtesy of Michael J. Ready

Presenter Bio

Paige Howorth is the McKinney Family Curator of Invertebrates and leads the Entomology Department and invertebrate conservation programs at the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance.  She is also a mom, a metalsmith and a fairly sketchy roller-skater. 



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August 18, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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