Sioux County monarch field day

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a monarch and pollinator field day on Aug. 21 at the Prairie Ridge Care Center in Orange City.

There is no cost to attend the event, but please RSVP to the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office via email at or phone 712-737-4230. Refreshments and on-site parking will be provided.

The program will run from 2:30-3:30 p.m. and includes a field tour of the monarch and pollinator habitat planted at Prairie Ridge Care Center (1005 7th Street NE, Orange City, Iowa). It is designed for landowners and families who want to learn more about planting pollinator habitat.

Seth Appelgate, agricultural specialist with Iowa State, will speak about establishing monarch and pollinator habitat. Information about habitat assistance and cost share programs will be provided by Troy Davelaar, biologist with Pheasants Forever.

For youth attending the field day, Monarchs on the Move will offer hands-on activities. Monarchs in the Move is a 4-H program created through ISU Extension and Outreach, with activities that focus on monarch biology, habitat and ways to increase habitat for monarch butterflies and pollinators. Youngsters can experience life as a monarch caterpillar on a milkweed plant with a life-sized milkweed model and explore satellite images to look for opportunities to plant habitat

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