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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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Pollinator Field Day (Orange City)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Come to the monarch and pollinator field day on Aug. 21 at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City. The program will run from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and includes a field tour of the monarch and pollinator habitat planted at Prairie Ridge Care Center (1005 7th Street NE, Orange City, Iowa). It is designed for landowners and families who want to learn more about planting pollinator habitat. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/news/field-day-focus-growing-monarch-and-pollinator-habitat

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