Monarchs, Butterflies and other Pollinators to be presented August 29

Join the Allamakee County Conservation Board (ACCB) and the Friends of Yellow River State Forest (YRSF) at the Yellow River State Forest Headquarters from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, August 29 to learn about pollinators, focusing on butterflies and monarch butterflies. Participants will meet at the Yellow River State Forest Headquarters, located at 729 State Forest Road, Harpers Ferry.

After the presentation, families are invited to the prairie area to look for and catch monarch butterflies to tag for the Monarch Watch program. Monarch Watch is a program through Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS that studies monarchs, monarch habitat and their migration. A limited number of insect nets will be available, but those who have their own insect net (typically with a fine mesh and deep hoop) are welcome to bring it along.

This is a family-friendly event for all ages. Those attending are asked to socially distance from others not in their family or group, and face masks are encouraged but not required. This event is co-sponsored by Allamakee County Conversation and Friends of Yellow River State Forest. The event will be canceled in the case of inclement weather, watch the Friends of Yellow River State Forest Facebook page for updates.

For more information on this event or any event that is hosted by the ACCB or the Friends of YRSF, follow their pages on social media. Additional information can also be found through contacting the ACCB directly by calling the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center at 563-538-0400 or by emailing the Friends of Yellow River State Forest at

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