Planting monarch habitat in Iowa

Curious about monarch habitat? From mid-November to mid-December of 2016, our research team planted dozens of habitat demonstration sites at more than 30 locations across Iowa. This video highlights important points to consider before planting such as ideal time of year, recommended soil temperature, and seed planting depth. Funding, wholly or in part, was provided by the National Pork Checkoff.

Modeling the movement of monarch butterflies

This model shows the simulated movement of monarch butterflies on the Iowa landscape. Each curving yellow line represents the flight path of one monarch butterfly as it moves across the landscape laying eggs on milkweed - take a look!