Events Archive

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Winter Workday at Snyder Heritage Farm

Curb your cabin fever with an afternoon outdoors! Volunteers will remove invasive brush from the oak savanna at Snyder Heritage Farm. We'll end the day with warm beverages.

Invasive brush removal involves using various hand tools (handsaws or loppers) to manually cut invasive brush so native species can thrive.  No experience necessary. Instruction will be provided. New and seasoned volunteers welcome.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Reiman Gardens Behind the Scenes: Butterfly Lab

See the entomology laboratory, view frozen specimens and our collection of wings, along with other nuggets most people (including staff) never see. Perfect for Volunteers! Join staff members each month for an interactive look at Reiman Gardens.

This program is limited to 15 attendees. Register early to secure your spot: https://www.reimangardens.com/events/ 

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Saturday, December 21 anytime between 8:00 and 9:30 a.m.

Come in from the cold to experience a different kind of blizzard – a butterfly blizzard in Reiman Gardens’ Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to release your very own butterfly, just-emerged from its chrysalis, and waiting in a container for its first flight in the Butterfly Wing. An amazing nature moment for young and old alike! While here, partake in fun, themed crafts and sip hot cocoa.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presenters:
Dr. Jaret Daniels, University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History

More information will be available here: https://monarchjointventure.org/news-events/events

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 3:45pm

Dr. Micah Freedman, University of California – Davis, Dept of Evolution & Ecology will present, "Contemporary range expansion and phenotypic evolution in the monarch butterfly."

Co-sponsored by EEB / EEOB.

 

Any changes to this event will be shared here: https://www.ent.iastate.edu/events/contemporary-range-expansion-and-phenotypic-evolution-monarch-butterfly

Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 8:00am to 9:30am

Come in from the cold to experience a different kind of blizzard – a butterfly blizzard in Reiman Gardens’ Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to release your very own butterfly, just-emerged from its chrysalis, and waiting in a container for its first flight in the Butterfly Wing. An amazing nature moment for young and old alike! While here, partake in fun, themed crafts and sip hot cocoa.

There is another opportunity for Butterfly Blizzard on December 21.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Prairie STRIPS, and the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association will host a field day on November 19, 2019
highlighting on-farm conservation practices, establishment and management of prairie, and enrollment in USDA programs.
Free meal provided.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presenters:
Trinational Monarch Conservation Science Partnership partners

More information will be here: https://monarchjointventure.org/news-events/events

Saturday, November 9, 2019 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

Join Sarah Nizzi, Farm Bill Pollinator Conservation Planner and NRCS Partner Biologist with the Xerces Society, for this informative workshop that is intended for row crop farmers, livestock producers, recreational landowners, and anyone else interested in the many benefits that native plants offer farms and recreational land. Learn from five excellent speakers, including Sarah, on how incorporating natives into agricultural practices and land for recreational uses can benefit farm revenues, livestock health, pollinators, soil health, water quality, and more.

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 4:10pm

Ashley St Clair, Iowa State University, Department of Entomology

Ph.D. defense seminar.

 

Any changes to this event will be posted here: https://www.ent.iastate.edu/events/data-science-and-conservation-take-flight-butterflies

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Each year, Johnson County Conservation pushes to restore more areas to our native tallgrass prairie, and volunteers can play a big role in that project! Hand-harvesting prairie seed is fun, easy, and very rewarding! This fall, Volunteer Lois Albrecht will lead a weekly prairie seed harvest event. Volunteers will meet at the Conservation Education Center, but seed collecting will take place at various locations within Kent Park. Wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, and closed-toe shoes, and bring a water bottle.

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 4:10pm

Dr. Katy Prudic, University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment

Co-sponsored by EEB / EEOB.

 

More detail may be added here: https://www.ent.iastate.edu/events/data-science-and-conservation-take-flight-butterflies

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm

Discover the beauty of pollinator habitat during the autumn during a Creating a Buzz Field Tour.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presenters:
Alison Cariveau, Monarch Joint Venture Science Coordinator
Additional partners to be announced

To register for the webinar: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSenMfksHrhtxdmn8wgKH5bYjzGcObdy4U3ssfYaAdBzImW51A/viewform

More information is available here:  https://monarchjointventure.org/news-events/events

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Each year, Johnson County Conservation pushes to restore more areas to our native tallgrass prairie, and volunteers can play a big role in that project! Hand-harvesting prairie seed is fun, easy, and very rewarding! This fall, Volunteer Lois Albrecht will lead a weekly prairie seed harvest event. Volunteers will meet at the Conservation Education Center, but seed collecting will take place at various locations within Kent Park. Wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, and closed-toe shoes, and bring a water bottle.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

This Creating a Buzz Field Day will educate landowners, certified crop advisors, and the general public on the needs of pollinators especially as it relates to late season forage and nesting habitat. Trees and shrubs are an important component to high quality habitat. This walk in the woods and through the prairie will highlight species diversity, needs of pollinators, woodland and prairie management, and species identification. Come join us for a relaxing evening of fun and fellowship on the farm!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Note: event time is in Eastern Daylight Time.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Ever wished you could learn a little more about some of the prairie practices used by the Warren County Conservation Board? Do you want to help us preserve our beautiful prairies? Come out to help with the prairie seed harvest!

You will learn to identify and how to harvest seeds from several prairie plants. Come out to Otter Creek and take the opportunity to roll your sleeves up, enjoy the beautiful fall weather, and preserve the prairie seeds to be planted somewhere else.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Collecting seed will be the focus of this stewardship day. Help restore prairie habitat at the Refuge. Free lunch will be provided. Pre-registeration is required: call 515-994-3400 or email Doreen_vanryswyk@fws.gov.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Each year, Johnson County Conservation pushes to restore more areas to our native tallgrass prairie, and volunteers can play a big role in that project! Hand-harvesting prairie seed is fun, easy, and very rewarding! This fall, Volunteer Lois Albrecht will lead a weekly prairie seed harvest event. Volunteers will meet at the Conservation Education Center, but seed collecting will take place at various locations within Kent Park. Wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, gloves, and closed-toe shoes, and bring a water bottle.

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 3:40pm to 5:00pm

A decline in the Monarch butterfly population associated with habitat loss, as well as a range of other factors, has led to calls for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to investigate the need to list it as a threatened or endangered species. The decline has also sparked intensified efforts into habitat restoration to mitigate or even potentially reverse the decline. The objective of this research was to evaluate farmer interest in restoring Monarch habitat on the North Central U.S. farm landscape.

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 3:10pm to 4:00pm

Monarchs, milkweed and citizen monitoring: Setting conservation targets with messy data. 
Co-sponsored by the Departments of Entomology and the Natural Resource Ecology and Management.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

Learn about monarch conservation with Karen Oberhauser, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and the founder and director of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, a nationwide citizen science project.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presenters:
Katie-Lyn Bunney, Monarch Joint Venture Education Coordinator
Additional partners to be announced.

More information will be available here: https://monarchjointventure.org/news-events/events

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