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. The second optional pre-conference workshop will focus on the Monarch Conservation Science Partnership, which has developed a nationwide monitoring strategy to gather additional information about habitat characteristics, habitat types, and geographic locations where information to date has been lacking. Click here to learn more about the Monarch Joint Venture workshop.
In addition, Dr. Donald R. Lewis, Department of Entomology and Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium, Iowa State University will give a presentation called "Using IPM to Reduce Impact on Pollinators in the Garden."
Another monarch presentation will be given by Kristin Shaw and Erika Hasle on day 2 of the Conference and is called, "Urban Monarch Conservation: Why the Places we Live Matter to Monarchs."
The informational sessions of the 2017 Quad Cities Pollinator Conference will focus on Bees, Butterflies & Beyond; Woodlands & Wetlands; and Crafting Conservation. Wednesday’s dinner keynote, “Networks for Life: Your Role in Stitching the Natural World Together,” will be provided by Dr. Doug Tallamy, Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware and Bringing Nature Home Author.