What's on my milkweed?

6/12/18

Monarch butterfly sitting on milkweed plant in a fieldMonarch butterflies and milkweeds share one of the most well-known relationships between an animal and plant species, but what other insects rely on this plant for food and shelter? Discover the other mini beasts that eat and live on milkweeds during the “What’s On My Milkweed” class hosted by the Nahant Marsh Education Center. The class will be held on June 19 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the center, which is located at 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport. During the course, you will learn how to identify the different types of milkweeds, study what insects are attracted to them and review the growing needs of various species.

The class costs $6 for Nahant Marsh members and $12 for guests.

Pre-registration is appreciated. Register online or call 563-336-3370. As always, you are welcome to pay when you arrive for the class using cash, check, or credit. To learn more visit our Facebook event page.