Events

Where are the Monarchs and Milkweeds? Crowd-sourcing, modeling, and surveying across the West – Webinar

November 27th, 2018
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (ET)
Webinar

Join Emma Pelton and Candace Fallon of the Xerces Society for this webinar on the interactive, publicly accessible database of Monarch and milkweed records across the western U.S. built by the Xerces Society and its partners. The database has already been used to create and improve habitat suitability models for monarchs across seven states which are being incorporated into many conservation planning and monitoring efforts. Other uses of the database include the creation of region-specific nectar guides, a better understanding of where to (and not to) plant milkweed, and influencing the prioritization of on-the-ground restoration efforts. Help us keep gathering data and putting it to good use for western monarch conservation!

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Tabling at the Oregon Zoo – Portland, OR

December 3rd, 2018
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Oregon Zoo Education Center
Portland, OR

Join Rachel Dunham, Community Engagement Coordinator with the Xerces Society, at the Xerces table at the Oregon Zoo’s Education Center throughout the evening. Rachel will be engaging zoo visitors in bee identification and exploring the diversity of Oregon’s bees.

For more information, contact rachel.dunham@xerces.org


Training Sessions: Pollinator Habitat Planning, Programs, and Implementation – Bloomington, MN

December 9th – 11th, 2018
MN Association for Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) Annual Convention
Bloomington, MN

This is an annual convention for soil and water conservation district employees, state and federal agency staff, and representatives from counties, cities, and townships. The convention offers business meetings, updates on current issues, technical training sessions, and a trade show. Karin Jokela (Xerces Society) and Dan Shaw (Board of Water and Soil Conservation – BWSR) will be offering a two-part training session on December 11th that covers the basics of pollinator habitat planning, state and federal financial assistance programs, and implementation tools.

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Farming with Native Beneficial Insects – Keene, NH

December 13th, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cheshire County Department of Corrections
Keene, NH

Conservation biological control is a science-based pest management strategy that seeks to integrate beneficial insects back into cropping systems for natural pest control, ultimately reducing and in some cases eliminating the need for pesticides. Join Thelma Heidel-Baker, Conservation Biocontrol Specialist at the Xerces Society, as she overviews conservation biological control and beneficial predators and parasitoids that attack insect pests. Participants will learn how common farm practices can impact beneficial insects and how to assess and create farm habitat for beneficial insects.

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Farming with Native Beneficial Insects – North Easton, MA

December 15th, 2018
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Queset House, Ames Library
North Easton, MA

Interested in learning more about incorporating beneficial insects for pest control into your farm or homestead? NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Massachusetts in partnership with the Xerces Society will be offering a one-day intensive course on how to support these beneficial insects.

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What Pollinators Do For You….and What You Can Do To Save Pollinators in Arkansas and Oklahoma – Fayettville, AR

January 4th, 2018
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
The Chancellor Hotel
Fayettville, AR

Join Ray Moranz of the Xerces Society at the Horticulture Industries Show 2019 (H.I.S.) in Fayetteville, Arkansas on January 4th and 5th, 2019. From 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM on January 4th, Ray will deliver the keynote presentation titled “What Pollinators Do For You….and What You Can Do To Save Pollinators in Arkansas and Oklahoma.” The H.I.S. has multiple other presentations on pollinators, and dozens of presentations on other horticultural topics. The event runs from Thursday, January 3rd, through Saturday, January 5th, with the indoor portions held on Friday and Saturday at the Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Monarch Butterflies: Their Favorite Host and Nectar Plants, Native and Exotic – Fayettville, AR

January 5th, 2018
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Chancellor Hotel
Fayettville, AR

Join Ray Moranz of the Xerces Society at the Horticulture Industries Show 2019 (H.I.S.) in Fayetteville, AR on January 4 and 5, 2019. From 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM On Saturday, January 5th, Ray will deliver a presentation titled “Monarch Butterflies: Their Favorite Host and Nectar Plants—Native and Exotic”” The H.I.S. has multiple other presentations on pollinators, and dozens of presentations on other horticultural topics. The event runs from Thursday, January 3rd, through Saturday, January 5th, with the indoor portions held on Friday and Saturday at the Chancellor Hotel in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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