One in every three bites of food that we eat depends on pollinators. Monarchs and other butterflies, moths, bees, grassland birds and more rely on natural habitat. At Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, volunteers, partners and staff are working with over 275 different species of native Illinois prairie plants to try to increase habitats for pollinators. The painstaking efforts appear to be making a difference. In recent years, millions of monarch butterflies have roosted in large groupings, mostly on the branches of oak trees, along the Henslow Trail in the first few weeks of September. The monarchs rest for a time at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie on the way to Mexico for the winter. What times and which places are the most optimal for experiencing the incredible roosting of migrating monarchs? Learn more during this information webinar. Annual Honey-Tasting: Break out your new favorite local honey to participate in our annual National Pollinator Week honey tasting. We will spend a few moments at the beginning of this webinar sharing tasting notes. To register e-mail SM.FS.Midewin_RSVP@usda.gov or call 815-423-6370
National Pollinator Week virtual prog...
Date and Time
Monday Jun 20, 2022 6:00 PM - 6:40 PM CDT
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie - virtual program