Jose Luis Alvarez is a nurseryman in Mexico, who for decades there has been growing trees for reforestation projects. In 1997, he created Forests for Monarchs (FFM), also known as La Cruz Habitat Protection Program (LCHPP), an innovative non-profit designed to restore monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) forest habitat in Mexico and at the same time give indigenous people a desperately needed source of wood.
Alvarez will discuss monarch evolution, migration and population changes and review the science which led to the discovery of over-wintering grounds in Mexico. He will also address monarch habitat issues in the United States and the work being done to stabilize the monarch population.
Parking: Park on Bussey Street and enter through the Bussey Street Gate. Walk to the intersection with Valley Road.
Public Transportation: Take the MBTA Orange Line to Forest Hills. At the upper level of the station, cross Washington Street and walk uphill on South Street. Pass the State Laboratory Institute on the right. Just beyond that property, enter through the Beech Path Gate and head west on Beech Path, then downhill to Valley Road. Or take Blackwell Footpath to South Street Gate to Valley Road.
See map for gate and collections locations.