This series is a collaborative effort between the Monarch Joint Venture and the National Conservation Training Center. https://monarchjointventure.org/news-events/events
Iowa Learning Farms will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 16 at noon about monarch butterfly conservation efforts in Iowa.
Learn more and find the link here: https://monarch.ent.iastate.edu/webinar-enhancing-monarch-butterfly-conservation-iowa
Steve Bradbury, professor in the Departments of Natural Resource Ecology and Management and Entomology at Iowa State University will provide an overview of monarch butterfly declines over the past two decades, causes of the declines and Iowa’s goal of establishing between 215,000 to 390,000 new acres of monarch habitat in agricultural landscapes over the next decade. Bradbury will also offer approaches for establishing habitat in grass dominated sites, including opportunities to establish habitat in conjunction with the installation of saturated buffers and bioreactors.
This free webinar will be offered online on Thursday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Learn more and register: https://iowastormwater.org/event/rain-garden-training/?event_date=2021-02-11
Pollinators have been in the news alot in the last couple of years. While many of us are familiar with the European honeybee, we are not so familiar with our native pollinators. Join Molly Keck, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension as she introduces us to some of our native pollinators, their habitats, and ways to preserve them. Moderated by Dani Carroll and Sallie Lee, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event.
Note: on September 1, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar. If you try to log in earlier, you will get an error message.
In this behind-the-scenes peek, research entomologist Dr. Gail Langellotto (OSU Department of Horticulture) will share results from the OSU Garden Ecology Lab. Gail will discuss her team’s latest findings in garden bee research including the species of bees that visit home gardens, attractiveness of different genera of native plants, and practical tips for building gardens for bees. https://connect.extension.org/events/3443