Events Archive

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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The 2nd annual Duluth Monarch Festival will be on May 20th, 2017. This year there will be workshops, a food truck and ice cream, too. 


More information is available on the Duluth Monarch Buddies Facebook page.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

The Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA) in Minneapolis is pleased to host its 11th Annual Grow Monarch Habitat Workshop on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Lake Nokomis Community Center. This is a family event so come learn about the monarch life cycle, habitat needs and the role of milkweed. Registration is required.


Cost: free


For more information, visit the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association website.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Learn more about monarch butterfly biology, ecology and how you can participate in conservation efforts, including the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, Journey North, Project Monarch Health and the Monarch Watch tagging program. The University of Minnesota Monarch Lab is partnering with the Monarch Joint Venture to hold this workshop in conjunction with Cincinnati Nature Center staff. More information is available on the Monarch Lab website.


Friday, May 19, 2017 - 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Learn more about monarch butterfly biology, ecology and how you can participate in conservation efforts, including the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project, Journey North, Project Monarch Health and the Monarch Watch tagging program. The University of Minnesota Monarch Lab is partnering with the Monarch Joint Venture to hold this workshop in conjunction with Cincinnati Nature Center staff. More information is available on the Monarch Lab website.


Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 7:00pm

Come celebrate the monarch butterfly, conservation awareness, music and community. Learn about the plight of the Monarch and what each of us can do to enhance critical habitat for a more diverse and healthy landscape.


A presentation about monarchs from the Iowa State Monarch Research team will be part of the fun! Check out the event website for a complete schedule:  
http://www.claytoncountycan.com/music-and-monarchs/


 

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Learn about the historical and contemporary significance of the Monarch Butterfly in North America. Columba Gonzalez-Duarte (University of Toronto, Anthropology PhD Candidate) will share information about a broad range of human cultural practices that use, or used, the monarch for symbolic purposes. 


More information is available here.


Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to record butterfly sighting data using the Unified Butterfly Recorder (UBR) app, which allows you to efficiently record butterfly sighting data as it automatically collects weather, location, and time of sighting. The app was created by Reiman Gardens and senior design students from Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. More information is available on the Reiman Gardens website.


Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Look for members of the ISU Monarch Research Team at Berry Patch Farm from 10:00am - 4:00pm on Saturday, April 29, for the Central Iowa Farm Cruise! Learn about the monarch butterfly migration, planting monarch habitat, and conservation practices that benefit butterflies and bees.

Berry Patch Farm
62785 280th St.
Nevada, IA 50201

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Learn how to take an active role in conservation and come find out how to conduct surveys designed for butterflies. Learn butterfly survey techniques so you can help monitor butterfly populations and provide valuable data to identify potential threats, show effectiveness of habitat restoration efforts, and give an annual snapshot of the health of all butterfly populations in Iowa.Visit the Iowa Butterfly Survey Network page to learn more.


Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:02pm

Come learn how you can create habitat for birds, butterflies, and other backyard wildlife! David Mizejewski, an author, blogger, and naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation will present information to help wildlife feel welcome in your yard. Mizejewski is a regular guest on Conan, The Wendy Williams Show, Inside Edition, and NBC’s Today Show.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

More detail and registration options are available at the Monarch Joint Venture website

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Learn simple techniques to design and establish gardens that will be irresistible to monarchs and will provide a cozy habitat for your winged friends. Seed packets of popular monarch flowers will be provided.


Taught by Fred Meyer with Backyard Abundance. Space is limited.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Learn about the blue orchard bee, which is a species of bee that is increasing in popularity for pollinating fruit and nut crops. This presentation will cover the bee's life cycle, housing needs, and how it fits in with other pollinator management strategies.


For more information, visit https://learn.extension.org/events/2938


To register, click here. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

The Annual Day of Insects is a special opportunity to learn about insects, and it is open to all insect enthusiasts. It will be held at Reiman Gardens on Saturday, March 25. Learn more on the Reiman Garden's calendar.

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

The Annual Day of Insects is a special opportunity to learn about insects, and it is open to all insect enthusiasts. It will be held at Reiman Gardens with an opening reception on Friday, March 24. Learn more on the Reiman Garden's calendar.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Tune in to learn about the latest research on monarch parasitoids, which use monarchs as part of their reproductive cycles. This presentation will feature PhD Candidate Carl Stenoien (University of Minnesota Monarch Lab) and Dane Elmquist (former assistant program coordinator at the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab and Monarch Larva Monitoring Project). Stenoien will share recent research on parasitoid wasps that prey on monarchs, and Elmquist will provide updates on recent discoveries about tachinid flies, a common monarch parasitoid.

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

What are parasitoids? What can be done to protect or remedy parasitoide predation on monarchs?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Pumpkins depend on bees for pollination. This presentation will cover the pumpkin's flower structure, pollinator reward system, and how this affects fruit production. The bee species that pollinate pumpkins will be highlighted and strategies for supporting their life cycle and habitat will be shared.


To learn more or to register, visit https://learn.extension.org/events/2937.


 


 


 

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

This conference is designed specifically for landowners in the Midwest. Topics will range from traditional woodland management techniques, timber taxes, game and non-game wildlife management (including monarchs) to soils and soil erosion in woodlands. Non-timber forest products such as maple syrup production, raising ginseng and mushrooms are also presented.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Create a sign to


  • Label your monarch habitat.
  • Inspire others to install a butterfly garden.
  • Provide information about the plight of monarchs.

Learn to design and create your own outdoor signs with this presentation by Rich Dolesh (National Recreation and Park Association). Learn about sign types, styles, see examples, and get tips for working with a professional sign company.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

What plants should you plant to help monarchs? Learn about prairie restoration and seed mix options for monarchs and pollinators in this presentation featuring the latest Tallgrass Prairie Center research. 


This presentation is a collaborative effort between the Monarch Joint Venture and the National Conservation Training Center


Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

What do monarchs do during their winters in Mexico? Learn about both eastern and western monarch overwintering behavior, biology and migration from Emma Pelton (Xerces Society) and Dr. Pablo Jaramillo (Monarch Butterfly Fund)

This is a collaborative effort between the Monarch Joint Venture and the National Conservation Training Center

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