|Thanks to Carla Knutson for this photo of the monarch |
butterfly Christmas Tree she and her daughter created
for a festival of trees event. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
This doesn't count all the eggs and caterpillars that members have given out to neighbors, organizations and friends to raise. I think we are doing a fantastic job in our little corner of Iowa!
It is time to think about winter sowing milkweed seeds. For more information read an old post about winter sowing
Also find out about an upcoming fundraising event, Butterflies, Bees & Brews, Sunday, December 10th,1 to 4 p.m. at Contrary Brewing in Muscatine, put on by our friends, the Muscatine Pollinators group. Muscatine native James Patchett will be a guest speaker to discuss sustainable rooftop gardens. An admission ticket includes one free drink stub.
Read the article
Event Page: Butterflies, bees and brews
FROM MONARCH WATCH - NEED SOME MILKWEED?
The Spring 2018 application is now open for habitat restoration projects located in the Monarch Milkweed Corridor. This application is for large-scale (two acres or more) native habitat restoration only. Read about this program
Monarch Watch still has funding for free milkweeds for schools and educational non-profits. This grant is separate from the above restoration grant and allows one free flat per qualified applicant, to be planted in a public garden: Read about this program