Come to Glenwood for a presentation by Kelly Guilbeau from the Milkweed Matters RAGBRAI team. Kelly will provide a presentation on the RAGBRAI Milkweed Seedball Initiative, a grass roots conservation effort to restore habitat for the threatened Monarch butterfly. She will talk about why the Monarch butterfly is threatened and how important Iowa and the Midwest are for helping the Monarch butterfly survive their epic migration to Mexico. She will discuss the status of Monarch butterfly populations, describe the RAGBRAI Milkweed Seedball intiative, and educational outreach throughout communities in Iowa.
Reiman Gardens is so enthusiastic about insects that we set aside a special day just for them ever year. Our annual Day of Insects brings together professionals, academics, advocates and enthusiasts of all levels from across the country to explore and celebrate entomology (the study of insects). Topics often include insects native to Iowa, exotic insects, endangered insects, conservation efforts and new educational programs aimed at advancing the appreciation of all invertebrates.
Monarch Characteristics & Benefits, Migration, milkweed & plants to attract, living in harmony with these butterflies. https://www.extension.iastate.edu/cherokee/news/monarch-butterfly-program-be-held-june-20-marcus
Come to the Buena Vista County ISU Extension and Outreach office to learn how to raise Monarch butterflies
Presentation will be given at 4:00PM and 7:00PM at Blank Park Zoo. Learn more here: blankparkzoo.com