The forecast turned cold this week, so it was all hands on deck to finish planting more than forty monarch habitat research sites across the state of Iowa!
Join the ISU Monarch Workgroup as an intern for 2017! Now hiring lab and field technician roles for monarch and milkweed research. Multiple positions available - apply now!
Read the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium's Strategic Goals.
Click on the map 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.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm