2020 IBMN Annual Winter Gathering

2020 IBMN Annual Winter Gathering

Recommended for: All interested parties

Description: It’s time again for our annual winter gathering.

This year’s guest speaker will be Marianna Trevino-Wright, executive director of the National Butterfly Center in Mission Texas. Marianna is a passionate advocate for the incredible creatures and features of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Her ‘town and country’ upbringing in the Tamaulipan thornscrub meant when not attending classical ballet lessons, she could be found at the rustling ‘horny toads’ or shooting rattlesnakes on the ranch. A graduate of Columbia University and mother of six, she seeks to preserve the beauty, diversity and liberty of the borderlands for generations to come.

Her fierce determination to protect public and private greenspace, threatened and endangered species, and the integrity of a critical migration corridor were recognized by the Defenders of Wildlife who selected Wright to receive their 2019 Spirit of Defenders Award for Conservation Advocacy.

Marianna’s presentation is titled The Beauty & Bounty of Butterflies on the Border.

In addition to our keynote we will present summaries of our activities from the 2019 season.

Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614. Here is a link to the museum website.

Date and time: Saturday, March 7th, 2020. 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Doors open at 9:00 AM for sign in and refreshments.

Registration: Registration is recommended but not required. Call Allen Lawrance at 773-755-5131 or e-mail him.

Museum Map

Parking: Street parking along Cannon is free but can be tough to find. The lot on Cannon Drive directly across from the entrance which has the museum name is open for a fee. It says “One Way” pointing out but that is the way to go in during the off-season. There is also parking available for a fee in the Lincoln Park Zoo parking lot.