Workshop to Explore Benefits of Pollinator Habitat

Tour of three established pollinator plantings in Des Moines County included in event

July 10, 2018, 3:56 pm | Randall Cass

butterfly on green leaf.AMES, Iowa ― Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is partnering to host a pollinator habitat workshop on July 24 at the Starr’s Cave Nature Center in Burlington, Iowa. Check-in for the workshop begins at 5:15 p.m. that evening, with the program starting at 5:30 p.m.

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 jamie.stewart@ia.nacdnet.net. 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.

 

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