Expert on monarch butterflies to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club meeting

Bill Toone

The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club has secured Bill Toone to speak at the annual meeting at 7 p.m. May 28, held at the club, 17025 Avenida de Acacias.

RSF Garden Club members are invited to attend free; nonmember fee is $20. Reserve to 858-756-1554 or email

Toone’s presentation is titled “Roar of the Monarch Butterfly: A Story of the Magnificent Migration of the Monarch Butterfly, and Its Catastrophic Decline.” He is the executive director of the Ecolife Foundation, an organization dedicated to a world in which people and nature prosper together. Families with school-age children are welcome to attend this presentation for free.

In addition to Toone’s presentation, the recipients of the 2015 RSF Garden Club Grant Program will be honored in a special ceremony. The grant application process was held April 1-May 1. Local nonprofits and schools were asked to submit a proposal that met the requirements of the club’s mission to promote charitable horticulture and charitable conservation.

For information on club membership benefits and grant and scholarship programs, call 858-756-1554.