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Monarch Fest (Des Moines)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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The Festival will highlight the miraculous migration of the monarch butterfly and will offer everything from traditional Mexican dancing, monarch tagging and crafts and activities for the whole family. We will even have a Bug Parade, so dress the kids up in their favorite insect costume!

Join us at the Blank Park Zoo as we celebrate the monarch’s journey from Canada, through Iowa, to the mountains of Mexico! https://www.blankparkzoo.com/events/calendar/monarch-festival

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Seed Collecting Hike (Des Moines)

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Spend a fall morning on the prairie at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt learning about prairie plants and harvesting seeds along the way. This hike is suitable for all ages but will include walking off-trail on uneven ground. Participants should wear long pants and close-toed shoes. Transportation is not provided. Seeds collected on this hike will be used for a follow-up class, Prairie Seed Stratification, on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Participants need not attend both events.

https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/event/seed-collecting-hike-2/

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