Diane Hilscher, President: e-mail or (651) 436-3836
Roger Miller, Programs: e-mail or (651) 275-0526
Our St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter was formed in 2003 and sponsors monthly programs by enthusiasts and experts on native plants and natural landscapes. Meetings are normally free and open to the public. Special events may include a registration fee to help cover costs. Cold weather (indoor) meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at the the FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave. in Stillwater. Socializing begins at 6:30 pm with our speaker at 7 pm. Warm weather garden tours and field trips are typically held Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. See our Chapter Calendar below for details. We welcome all levels of plant and gardening enthusiast. Join us to learn more about Minnesota and Wisconsin native plants and how they can enhance our outdoor spaces.
Apr 10, 2014 (Thu)
Monarchs, Milkweed and Miracles: Saving Monarchs and other Pollinators
Bonnie Juran and Kris Tott, University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners
Thursday, April 10th, 2014, Program 7:00-8:30 pm; Join us for socializing and treats at 6:30pm
FamilyMeans Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave., Stillwater Click for a Map
Free and open to the public.
Bonnie Juran and Kris Tott will provide the latest updates on this season’s Monarch migration and the status of efforts to protect and restore Minnesota’s State butterfly and its habitat. They’ll describe their work recruiting children, adults, and community groups in Monarch awareness and protection programs. Bonnie and Kris will share some of the “miracles” of raising and releasing Monarchs, and discuss how Wild Ones members can join their efforts to increase community awareness and involvement.
University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Bonnie Juran has developed butterfly habitat at Wilder Forest; organized the DNR’s Neighborhood Wilds, an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program; and traveled with the Monarch Teacher’s Network to study the western migration of Monarchs. She and fellow Master Gardener Kris Tott host certified Monarch way-stations in their backyards, and as citizen-scientists, they have raised and tagged hundreds of Monarch butterflies for research through programs at the Universities of Minnesota and Kansas.
Refreshments and socializing begin at 6:30 pm with the main program at 7 pm.