Events Archive

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:30am to 2:00pm

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and Pheasants Forever will host a monarch and pollinator field day on Sept. 26 near Winterset, Iowa.

Chris & Don Eyerly Farm
1671 Fox Trail
Winterset, IA 50273

The program will run from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and includes a field tour of pollinator habitat planted by Don and Chris Eyerly and J.D. Schreurs. The field day is designed for landowners and families who want to learn more about planting monarch and pollinator habitat.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presenter: Dr. Sonia Altizer, Project Monarch Health, University of Georgia.

Register here. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Come out to join Hardin County Conservation's annual monarch tagging event! Before the tagging begins, there will be a brief presentation on the importance of tagging migratory monarchs on their way to theOyamel fir forests of Mexico. Nets and tags will be provided.

This is a free, family friendly event with no RSVP necessary!

 

18335 135th Street
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

 

Have questions? Contact them via:

(641) 648-9878

Email Calkins Staff

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 1:00pm

Every Saturday in September, a naturalist leads a monarch tagging event. Join in on catching, tagging, and releasing monarchs to learn about their migration. This program is family friendly. 

There is no cost, and no reservations. 

Hurstville Interpretive Center
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-3783

jacksonccb@jacksonccb.com

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 1:00pm

Participate in a fall migration event to catch, tag and release monarchs. This citizen science project is through the University of Kansas' Monarch Watch program. Tags and nets are provided.

There is a small cost associated: adults/children - $3, family - $7

Registration is required and can be completed online

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Join this annual event to learn about Snyder Heritage Farm, gather native seeds, and explore the prairie. Stick around after the harvest for an opportunity to hike around the prairie. 

All are invited, no experience necessary for this family friendly event. RSVPs are requested. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Volunteer to collect native seeds and protect hundreds of acres of critical habitat. Dress for the weather and wear long pants/sleeves. Bring work gloves if you have them.

Directions: From the town of Mt. Horeb, take US Hwy 18/151 west to the intersection with County Hwy F on the southwestern edge of Blue Mounds. Turn south on Cnty F and continue for just over one mile. At the intersection with Cnty Hwy Z, turn right – this will keep you on Cnty F. The preserve will be on your right in about one-half mile. Park in the small parking lot by the preserve sign.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:30pm

Join the annual party, tagging monarchs on their way to Mexico. Learn about life cycles and history, and have to opportunity to hold and tag monarchs. 

This event is open to all ages. The program is free, and no registration is required. 

Swan Lake Education Center
22676 Swan Lake Drive
Carroll, IA 51401
Contact Carroll County Naturalist, Matt with any questions. (712) 792-4614 matt@carrollcountyiowa.org

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Join in hand harvesting native prairie seeds to improve habitat. Landowners will speak on their land protection philosophies. Rain date: September 26.

Please RSVP for this event.

Contact Carole Teator at cteator@inhf.org.

Directions will be provided upon reception of RSVP.

Please bring:

  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
  • Long pants
  • Work gloves – if you have them
  • Hat, sun protection and water bottle
  • Field guides, binoculars and your camera - if you like
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Volunteer to hand harvest native prairie seeds under the almost full Hunter's Moon. The seeds will be used to expand and diversity the prairie. The evening will end with a bonfire and s'mores! Please RSVP. Rain date: October 21. 

All are welcome: no experience needed for this family friendly event. Remember: we are working in the dark over uneven ground.

Please bring/wear:

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Come to Council Bluff's remnant prairie for an evening of hiking and seed collecting. This program is a continued effort to keep the prairie diverse and healthy. Discussions will be lead on collection, species ID, storage, and sowing. 

This workshop will be held outside at 2200, Thallas St, Council Bluffs, IA 51503.

This is a free event. Please bring your own gloves and buckets.

Contact Michelle Biodrowski with questions at biodrowski13@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Hike with the Monarchs as they migrate to Mexico. Plan to meet at the Park Office. 

Prairie Rose State Park

 680 Rd M47

Harlan, IA 51537

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 1:00pm

Learn about the monarch migration to Mexico and citizen science. Join a short, indoor, kid-friendly program about monarchs, followed by intruction on catching, tagging, and releasing monarchs.

There is no cost, but please pre-register by emailing kmorrow@co.johnson.ia.us.

If the event is canceled due to inclement weather, all registered participants will be notified via email. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Blank Park Zoo’s Plant.Grow.Fly. and partners are pleased to announce the 2018 Monarch Festival! 

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn about tagging monarchs! This is an ongoing research project with the University of Kansas to track monarch migrations. There is also be a discussion on monarch declination and steps you can take to help. Everyone will get the opportunity to tag a monarch!

Registration is required by Friday, September 14. Call (712) 295 - 7985 to register. 

Meet in the North Shelter Area at Buena Vista Conservation Park.

Visit the Facebook page or www.bvcountyparks.com to stay updated.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 1:00pm

Every Saturday in September, a naturalist leads a monarch tagging event. Join in on catching, tagging, and releasing monarchs to learn about their migration. This program is family friendly. 

There is no cost, and no reservations. 

Hurstville Interpretive Center
18670 63rd Street
Maquoketa, IA 52060
(563) 652-3783

jacksonccb@jacksonccb.com

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 11:00am

Learn about Monarch butterflies as well as what you can do to promote healthy essential habitat for Monarchs and other Iowa pollinators. Become a citizen scientist by participating in the tagging of monarchs!

This is a free event, just register by calling the Starr's Cave Nature Center at (319) 753-5808.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Every year Monarchs migrate all the to Mexico to overwinter. Come by the Port Louisa National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters for opportunity to catch and tag butterflies before they leave. This citizen science program provides scientists with valuable data to help with Monarch research. 

This is a free event, and no registration is required. Nets and tags are provided but dress with long pants and tennis shoes. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Volunteer to collect native seeds and protect hundreds of acres of critical habitat. Dress for the weather and wear long pants/sleeves. Bring work gloves if you have them.

Directions: From the town of Mt. Horeb, take US Hwy 18/151 west to the intersection with County Hwy F on the southwestern edge of Blue Mounds. Turn south on Cnty F and continue for just over one mile. At the intersection with Cnty Hwy Z, turn right – this will keep you on Cnty F. The preserve will be on your right in about one-half mile. Park in the small parking lot by the preserve sign.

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

This Nature Tots programs is aimed for kids 4 - 8 years old. There are only 15 spots available. There is a $5.00 registration fee. 

Join activities such as Nature Book Story Time, Monarch Butterfly Program and Tagging, Butterfly hunting with nets, and Nature Craft. 

Please call Ringgold County Conservation Board at (641) 464 - 2787 or email RinggoldCCB@ringgoldcounty.us for more information or to register for this event.

Please Dress Weather Appropriate.

 

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

DECORAH, Iowa—Karen Oberhauser, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum and professor of entomology at the UWM, will present a talk titled "Monarchs in a Changing World: Conservation of an Iconic Insect," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in Valders Hall of Science Room 206 on the Luther College campus.

Open to the public with no charge for admission, the event is part of Luther's biology colloquium series.

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:00pm

Come to Wickiup Hill Learning Center to assist in tagging monarchs ready to be released. Watch them take off on the start of their migration to Mexico.

There is no cost of attendance, although donations are welcome. No reservations necessary. 

Wickiup Hill Learning Center 
10260 Morris Hills Rd 
Toddville, IA 52341
319-892-6485

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

The field day will address how to plant successful native prairie plantings on agricultural fields.  All are welcome: the public, conservation planners, technical service providers, landowners, land managers or anyone interested in learning more about the role native prairie vegetation can play on farms for water quality improvement, monarch recovery efforts and increasing habitat for wildlife and pollinators.

Cost: Free

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 12:13pm

Come help harvest native seed from the farm's rolling hill prairies. These seeds will be used ot expand and diversify the prairie. The evening will end with a bonfire and s'mores!

No experience is necessary for this family friendly event. Please RSVP.

Please bring:

  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
  • Long pants
  • Work gloves - if you have them
  • Hat, sun protection and water bottle
  • All other equipment provided

Parking & Directions:

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Jones County Naturalist is leading an activity about safely capturing and tagging monarch butterflies. Bring a net or borrow one of theirs!

Program is from 4:00pm - 6:00pm, and immediatly following from 6:00pm - 6:30pm is a Volunteer Potluck - bring a dish to share and enjoy!

There is no cost and no reservations.

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