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


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.