Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Read the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium's Strategic Goals.
Click on the map on the right to see the progress of monarchs migrating north from Mexico.
We want our recommendations for monarch habitat improvement to be scientifically sound. Research projects in summer 2016 include:
- efforts to evaluate nine species of milkweed on plots at Iowa State University research farms
- a project to discover optimal monarch breeding, forage and roosting habitat characteristics in Iowa's patchy landscape and
- a survey of milkweed species and monarch occurrence, plant density, and population to establish baseline data.