Fieldwork

winter sowing

Winter Milkweed Sowing

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Mike has been drinking a lot of milk! And he’s doing spring work. Here are his steps for using gallon or half gallon sized milk jugs for winter sowing of…

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Smith Urban Prairie

Local Pollinator Zone is ready to GROW!

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When Lonnie Smith started thinking about establishing an area behind his new home in native habitat, he sought out the resources of the Monarch Research Project. With the offer of…

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Jabe Gonda MZ Intern

Interning at the MRS

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Jabe Gonda, Cedar Rapids native and a graduate of Wheaton College with a major in biology and minor in economics has interned at the Monarch Research Station for the past…

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Common milkweed

Going from derecho to natural diversity

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Here’s some advice for making the transformation The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing…

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Faulkes Heritage Woods

Replanting the landscape: Taking the long view of woodland recovery

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Carole Teator, Eastern Iowa Program Director at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners…

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Backyard Woodland After Derecho 2

Backyard woodlands: An important forest resource

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Photo of Mark Vitosh, Iowa Department of Natural Resources The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should con-sider…

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Replanting the landscape: Join the ‘unlawning’ movement

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The Gazette is working with the Linn Landowner Forum to present a weekly series of columns about elements landowners should consider when replacing trees and plants lost in the Aug.…

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Ella and Monarch

Ella hits 100!

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Ella and the Monarch Meet Ella. She had a goal to release 100 monarchs this season and she just released her 100th monarch! Ella’s family has been rearing monarchs in…

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6x6 BioTent

How to fold a 6×6 Monarch BioTent™

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It’s that time of year! If you’ve sent your last monarchs on their way and you are ready to dismantle your 6×6 Monarch Biotent™  our own Mike Martin is here…

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Rearing Monarch Butterflies Naturally in a Protected Environment

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Update of a Monarch 6×6 BioTent on a naturally growing plot of milkweed stocked by wild OE free adult butterflies. We are conducting research to compare the success of monarchs…

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