Habitat

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A Radical Rethinking of Your Lawn

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If you’ve joined us for the recent webinars focussing on Pollinator Zones, you’ve heard the message that what you grow in your yard, however large or small it might be,…

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Advanced Pollinator Zones Webinar – Habitat Restoration Techniques & Polliscaping with ISU Master Gardeners – 06/06/20 @ 11 AM Central

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The third installment in Monarch Research’s five-part conference series will be held this Saturday, 06/06 at 11AM.  In this session, “Advanced Pollinator Zones ~ Habitat Restoration Techniques and Polliscaping with…

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Linn County Pollinator Seed Mix

Shout out to Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust!

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The Monarch Research Project sends a big THANK YOU to Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust for supporting our seed give aways this fall.  Attendees at our recent Linn Landowner Forum…

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Linn County Conservation

1000 Acres Pollinator Initiative Receives ISAC’s Excellence in Action Award

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The following post is shared from the Linn County News feed posted on  August 29, 2019.  Linn County Conservation presented with 2019 Excellence in Action award from ISAC The Linn…

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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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Monarchs in BioTent

Rearing on Autonomous Plots at MRS

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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…

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Orlan Love Prairie Dedication

Orlan Love Prairie Dedicated

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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…

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Chrysalis at the MRS.

OE Testing

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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…

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Doug Tallamy

4th Annual Linn Landowners Forum: Save the Date

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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…

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

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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…

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