Past Programs

A Sampling of Past Programs:


Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Western Iowa Tech Community College’s Gaylord Smith building
Jim Kessler will join us at the Loess Hills Wild Ones meeting to discuss “Designing a Butterfly Garden that Supports Monarchs and Other Pollinators.” Rod Tondreau will also treat us to a visit to the greenhouse. Park in Lot #3.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Fowler Forest Preserve (1/2 mile west of Smithland)
To celebrate Iowa Wildflower Month, member Dawn Snyder, Woodbury County Conservation Education Programs Director, will lead a walk to show the diversity of woodland wildflowers in their natural habitat. If you’re interested in carpooling from Sioux City, let us know by May 5.

June 1-3, 2018
Loess Hills Wildlife Management Area and West Monona High School (Onawa)
The Loess Hills Prairie Seminar allows participants to see native plants in both prairie and woodland. Speakers cover a wide range of topics related to natural history.

Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tour member Becky Leach’s gardens in Aurelia and visit The Prairie Flower, a native plant nursery near Spencer. Let us know by June 30 if you’d like to carpool and to reserve lunch ($10 for members and $15 for non-members).

August, 2018
Member Mary Siepker will share her extensive experience in rearing and nurturing monarchs. We’ll meet at Adams Homestead (272 Westshore Dr, North Sioux City, SD) for this program, and will get to see their native plantings and maybe release a monarch!