Clark McLeod

Planting Forward Webinar – Saturday, 05/23 @ 11 AM CST

1024 683 Monarch Research Project

Clark kicks off Monarch Research’s Webinar Series this Saturday with “Planting Forward: The Critical Need for Native Plants and Trees in our Landscapes.”  This will be the first in a five-part conference series intended to INSPIRE our community to engage in habitat restoration activities in their backyards or acreages.  Invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to join in the fun as we kick off Spring with a tribute to nature!

In this one-hour session, Clark will be discussing:

  • The critical role native plants and trees perform in our ecosystem
  • The crisis facing our insect population
  • How to create “living landscapes” on your property
  • Local Monarch Research programs
  • How you can join Linn County’s “Planting Forward” movement

As a special treat, we will be showing video clips from a recent presentation by the renowned entomologist, Dr. Tallamy (who is scheduled to return in October!).  You will also have the opportunity to view a stunning video of  local prairies you can visit with your family and friends.

To join our Planting Forward Webinar, visit our Events page: EVENTS

While you are there, why not register for additional sessions?

  • Saturday, May  30th – Pollinator Zones 101:  Establishing Native Habitat in Your Own Backyard
  • Saturday, June 6th – Advanced Pollinator Zones: Habitat Restoration Techniques & “Polliscaping’ with ISU Master Gardeners
  • Saturday, June 13th – Introduction to Monarch Rearing:  Learn How to Rear Monarchs on Your Deck, Patio, or Backyard
  • Saturday, June 20th – Advanced Monarch Zones:  Additional Techniques for Rearing Monarchs via BioTents