Habitat

Rearing Monarch Butterflies Naturally in a Protected Environment

150 150 Monarch Research Project

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…

read more
Monarchs in BioTent

Rearing on Autonomous Plots at MRS

768 1024 Monarch Research Project

Guest post by Jabe Gonder, MRS Summer Research Intern. 6×6 milkweed plot is prepared for a BioTent This summer’s research is in full swing headed into the second week of…

read more
Orlan Love Prairie Dedication

Orlan Love Prairie Dedicated

1024 681 Monarch Research Project

Orlan Love in the Orlan Love Prairie, Squaw Creek State Park. On Tuesday, June 24 a 6.6 acre pollinator prairie within Linn County’s Squaw Creek State Park was formally dedicated…

read more
Chrysalis at the MRS.

OE Testing

768 1024 Monarch Research Project

Kallie is hard at work at the MRS testing for OE: Ophryocystis elektroscirrha, a single celled parasite that  infects monarchs. We test every monarch in the station. Kallie tests adult…

read more
Doug Tallamy

4th Annual Linn Landowners Forum: Save the Date

410 408 Monarch Research Project

Mark September 29, 2019 on your calendar for the 4th Annual Linn County Landowner Forum. This year’s event will be special! We’re featuring a talk by Doug Tallamy, professor in…

read more

Parks for Pollinators: Linn County BuzzBlitz – Saturday, June 8

150 150 Monarch Research Project

If you’re looking for a fun way to help out the pollinators this weekend, check out the BuzzBlitz happening at Wickiup Hill this weekend: Parks for Pollinators: Linn County’s BuzzBlitz…

read more

Cedar Rapids Gazette: Monarch Moonshot: Officials hope to make Linn County center of butterfly production and habitat

750 500 Monarch Research Project

MARION — The launchpad is prepared for a pair of projects aimed at making Linn County the epicenter of both monarch butterfly production and the habitat they and other pollinators…

read more
Monarch butterfly

Cedar Rapids Gazette: Project: More monarch habitat on the way to Cedar Rapids

668 500 Monarch Research Project

Project headed by Cedar Rapids residents secures 20,000 milkweed plugs September 4, 2015 https://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/government/project-more-monarch-habitat-on-the-way-to-cedar-rapids-20150904

read more