Events Archive

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

The 17th Annual North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) International Conference, October 17-19, hosted this year by the American Farm Bureau Federation. More information is available on the event website

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Learn how to plant native prairie in available rural landscapes. You will learn site preparation and planting techniques, the benefits of first year establishment mowing, how to determine the proper seed mix for your site, how to evaluate the success of your native vegetation planting.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to plant native prairie in available rural landscapes. You will learn site preparation and planting techniques, the benefits of first year establishment mowing, how to determine the proper seed mix for your site, how to evaluate the success of your native vegetation planting.


Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Blank Park Zoo’s Plant.Grow.Fly. and partners are pleased to announce the 2017 Monarch Festival! 

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Interested in prairie habitat? Join USDA and Pheasants Forever on September 14 from 1:00 - 4:00pm in Norway, Iowa, to learn about the best techniques for establishment and maintenance. Click here for field day flyer. RSVP to Emery Davis at (319) 212-0916.

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Monarchs will be an important topic for the 2017 Quad Cities Pollinator Conference this year! Two optional pre-conference workshops related to monarchs will be held the morning of the September 13 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. One presentation is called, "Butterfly Identification and Monarch Tagging" and will be led by Dr. Paul Mayes.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 8:30am to 8:30pm


Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:00am

Iowa Learning Farms will hold a free, public field day to share information about monarch butterfly conservation. Iowa State University agricultural specialist Seth Appelgate from the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium will share details about current research projects and opportunities to establish monarch habitat.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Hear the latest update on the Monarch Butterfly Status Assessment, learn about the Monarch Conservation Efforts Database, and ask questions. 

In 2014, the Service was petitioned to protect the monarch butterfly under the Endangered Species Act. As a result of that petition, the US Fish and Wildlife Service is now conducting a thorough assessment to determine if Endangered Species Act protection for this butterfly is warranted.

Access Options are Below

Webinar and audio conference:

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Effective monarch conservation requires an "all hands on deck" approach. What does that look like? Come find out at the first Celebration of Collaborative Conservation in America's Heartland event, which will feature remarks from Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and will celebrate and discuss opportunities for collaborations between farmers, food and agriculture companies, policymakers, the public, and countless other ag stakeholders.

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 6:00am to 8:00am

Grab your camera and come to the June Photo Hike on Saturday, August 19, from 6:00am to 8:00am. This program is free and open to the public. Amateur and professional photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcome.

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm

Soil and Water Conservation Society logoCome learn about location options, plant selection and potential challenges to adding monarch butterfly habitat on your farm. Seth Appelgate from the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium will share his knowledge and experience planning and executing planting of 21 monarch habitat patches on agricultural sites across Iowa.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Registration is free for a monarch conservation field day hosted by the Iowa State University monarch research team!

Coffee/check-in will be 9:00-9:15am on Monday, July 24, 2017 at FEEL. Presentations from 9:15am-noon will include:

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Field day is open to the public at no charge. It will begin at 10 a.m. at the farm, which is located at 36515 Highway E34, Castana, or four miles east of Castana on Monona County Highway E34.


Richard Hellmich, assistant professor in the Iowa State entomology department and a research entomologist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, will present the monarch session.


Other scheduled Iowa State speakers and their topics include:


Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

poster for Pollinator Fest 2017


Admission is FREE from 9:00am - 6:00pm on 6-24-2017 to celebrate National Pollinator Week at Reiman Gardens!


Reiman Gardens

1407 University Blvd

Ames, IA 50011

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

This field event will look at research plots planted in 2015 that compare three commonly used native seed mixes in Iowa and the effects of first year establishment mowing on the planting. Learn how to plant native prairie in available rural landscapes with emphasis on the planting of in-field prairie strips and a saturated buffer. You will learn site preparation and planting techniques, the benefits of first year establishment mowing, how to determine the proper seed mix for your site, how to evaluate the success of your native vegetation planting.


Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

CCA training in the morning between 8:30 am and noon and will include  a "Progress and Outlook of the Nutrient Reduction Strategy"(2 CEUs) and "Palmer amaranth ID and Management" (1 CEU). The afternoon session is open to the public and will include a presentation from the Seth Appelgate from the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium about how to merge successful farming practices with habitat for monarchs and pollinators. Other topics to be covered are a Farm and Crop Updates, Dicamba Drift and Contamination Demonstrations, and Managing Seedling Diseases in Corn. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:00am

 


Registration is not required, but is preferred for meal planning purposes. For questions or to register please contact Ashley Kittle: ashley.kittle@uni.edu or 319-273-3828.


Learn how to plant native prairie in available rural landscapes. You will learn site preparation and planting techniques, the benefits of first year establishment mowing, how to determine the proper seed mix for your site, how to evaluate the success of your native vegetation planting.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Hike McFarland Park and hunt for butterflies with Reiman Gardens staff during an Iowa Butterfly Survey Network practice session. Discover some of Iowa’s beautiful insects, and learn more about getting involved in a statewide citizen science project. All are welcome! Participants will meet at McFarland Park – be prepared to hike up to 1.5 miles during the butterfly survey.


Cancelled if rain. Preregistration is encouraged but not required.


 


Free for everyone

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

Iowa Learning Farms will hold a free, public field day to share information about monarch butterflies and wetlands. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Wildlife Specialist Adam Janke will lead a discussion on the role of wetlands on the landscape for wildlife and migratory creatures, including waterfowl and monarch butterflies.Seth Appelgate from the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium will share details about current research projects and opportunities to establish monarch habitat. A complimentary meal is included.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Learn more about this event from the Iowa Turkey Federation site.

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm

Learn about monarch biology and how you can participate in the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project (MLMP). Specifically,  you will find out how to choose and monitor an MLMP site, enter your data online, interpret your findings, and share your experience with others.

You DO NOT need to be a MN Master Naturalist to register and attend this workshop.


Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Pollinators are the glue that connects agriculture, conservation and habitat. More details are available on the Monarch Joint Venture website

Presenter: Pete Berthelsen, Pheasants Forever

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

Dr. Steve Bradbury from the Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium will present the latest research on pesticides and their effects on developing caterpillars.


Join conservation practitioners sharing research and best practices to develop a comprehensive partner conservation strategy for the South-Central Great Plains region to aid in the recovery of the monarch butterfly.


More information is available on the Texan by Nature website.

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