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Pollinator Habitat (Burlington)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 5:15pm
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Randall Cass, entomologist with ISU Extension and Outreach, will be the event’s primary presenter and will discuss the benefits of prairie to native bees and pollinators. Attendees also will have an opportunity to learn more about guidelines for seeding establishments, tree and shrub benefits to pollinators, cost share opportunities and partner organizations in improving prairie habitat.

In addition, the workshop will include a tour of three established pollinator plantings in Des Moines County. Bus transportation to the plantings will be provided for the first 30 participants.

Space is limited, so please RSVP by July 20 to 319-753-6221 (Ext 3) or by email to Starr’s Cave Nature Center is located at 11627 Starr’s Cave Park Road, Burlington.

Sponsors of the workshop include ISU Extension and Outreach, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Des Moines County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Refreshments will be provided by Mediapolis Savings Bank and Farmers Savings Bank.


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!


Monarch and Pollinator Habitat (Creston)

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm
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Landowners and families who want to learn more about planting monarch and pollinator habitat should consider attending a field day Aug. 26 near Creston.

The event is being hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Pheasants Forever, USDA-NRCS and the Union County Soil and Water Conservation District.