Join the Zoo and our Plant.Grow.Fly partners to celebrate the monarch butterfly as it starts the journey to Mexico for the winter.
Partners and activities will include:
Des Moines Parks & Recreation - Monarch Migration - an obstacle course that represents the life cycle and journey south to Mexico of a monarch butterfly.
Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium - Monarch Mayhem - variety of fun and educational displays, including live pollinators and plants, and interactive pollinator-themed activities
Polk County Conservation - monarch tagging
Good Neighbor Iowa - inform consumers about the harmful side effect urban pesticide use can cause
Ted Lare Garden Center - Plants, giveaways, milkweed plants, handouts, wildflower seeds
RDG - Engage with the City of Des Moines Climate Action & Adaptation Plan (ADAPT DSM)