October 11 Establishing a Garden for Monarch Butterflies
Joslyn's Abbott Lecture Hall, 1:30–2:30 PM

"Establishing a Garden for Monarch Butterflies and Other Pollinators in Your Backyard or Community" is a free and open workshop facilitated by Carolyn Butler, Nebraska Wildlife Federation, and Kyle Johnson, Joslyn Landscape Maintenance Technician, Nebraska Certified Nursery Professional, ISA Certified Arborist, and Nebraska Statewide Arboretum Affiliate Site Curator.

The program is presented in partnership with the Nebraska Wildlife Federation and made possible by a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. 

For more information, please contact Carolyn Butler by email or at 402-477-1008.

Participants to this program will:
  • Receive a brief review of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators and the current environmental concerns
  • Learn what goes into the best monarch gardens (habitat) and why, how to care for it, and how to use “citizen science” to monitor your impact (eggs, larva, adults)
  • Receive strategies for proposing pollinator habitat to community administrators to facilitate approval and ongoing engagement
  • Be provided resources—school, local, state, national
  • Get a free packet of milkweed seeds!