A Monarch Conference was held on Earth Day, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, to educate people about the current plight of Monarchs, which are rapidly declining due to pesticides, habitat loss and more. The species makes a remarkable migratory journey between Canada and Mexico each year. Dr. Lincoln Brower, who has studied Monarchs for decades, presented a lecture, among other activities. The Observatory has counted and tagged Monarchs on the Eastern Shore for 20 years, contributing to our knowledge of their movements. There is more information on the Observatory's website under "What We Do and Why."