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.
There is no cost to attend the event and a complimentary lunch will be provided. To assist with meal planning, please RSVP to ISU Extension and Outreach Madison County office by Thursday, Sept. 20, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 515-462-1001.
Kelsey Fleming, biologist with Iowa Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, will give an overview of monarch habitat assistance and cost share programs. Information about establishing monarch and pollinator habitat will be presented by Seth Appelgate, agricultural specialist with Iowa State University. Karen Kinkead, Iowa DNR wildlife diversity program coordinator, will speak about opportunities to participate in monarch butterfly monitoring efforts statewide.
“Conservation practices that include diverse habitat can provide benefits for Iowa’s wildlife, soil health and water quality,” said Fleming. “Anyone with questions about planting or maintaining pollinator habitat, no matter the number of acres, is welcome to attend.”