Prairie Wind Nursery is partnering with Monarch Watch, the national organization that promotes the conservation and restoration of Monarch Butterly habitat. Oklahoma lies in the path of Monarch butterfly migration routes, so more food and habitat in the state helps to benefit butterflies and other pollinators. This event is child friendly and a good outing for parents and children.
The event includes both programming and activities. Sandy Schwinn of Monarch Watch, will speak about the lifecycle and migration of the Monarch Butterfly. Her talk will be geared so that children as well as adults can understand the importance of the Monarch and how we can help.
Bill Farris of Prairie Wind Nursery will speak to the types of plants which encourage Monarch butterflies as well as other pollinators. This is focused primarily for the adults to know more about plants such as varieties of milkweed, other cultivar varieties and nectar plants, proper location planting and care of these plants.
There will also be a variety of activities for children which will include making a bird feeder from pine cones and peanut butter, worm races, an opportunity to plant a seed, and/or plant to take home, and other activities.
There is no fee for this workshop