This Spring, Bear River Land Conservancy has worked with high school teachers Kenneth Holmes (Ridgeline), Shyanne Ovard (Ridgeline), and Randy Stacey (Mountain Crest), and their students to plant hundreds of Showy Milkweed (Asclepias Speciosa) seedlings. The students planted a few hundred of these seedlings on the Bear River Bottoms in early May.
We saved the rest for YOU! We are giving these seedlings away for free on a first-come, first-served basis
Milkweed plants, and especially the large native Showy Milkweed, are extremely important to the endangered Monarch butterfly as they constitute the delicate caterpillar's only source of food and are the only type of plant the Monarchs lay their eggs on. Rose Greer, local Monarch Butterfly enthusiast and citizen scientist will be talking about how you can help the monarch by planting milkweed in your own yard and garden, and how to raise monarchs, tag them, and trach them on their migratory path south!
This event will be to plant extra milkweed seedlings that the high school students have raised in their greenhouses. We will have another event, 'Butterflies by Night' this August to look for the butterflies and catarpillars, which should arrive from their overwintering grounds in Southern California in June!
Time: June 27, 2017 @ 7 pm
Location: 580 N Main Street, in the basement classroom area of the 580 Clocktower plaza building.