Activities, Exhibits & Vendors
Open Noon – 4pm
Awareness Stage Speakers 1:15-1:45 Plant.Grow.Fly
No effort is too small and we all can do our part to help pollinators thrive by planting butterfly gardens in our yards! Green Iowa AmeriCorps & Blank Park Zoo 3-3:30 A Landowner’s Perspective on Monarch Conservation Stories from the field and what YOU can do to bring back the butterflies by Rachel Wehrheim of Medicine River Farms
Conservation Awareness Award Ceremony Family & Kids Activities
Make seed balls with pollinator habitat seeds
Monarch Library & Read Aloud Hour
Driftless Area Wetland Center – Explore a Rotting Log!
Milkweed seed pod piñata
Face painting by Virginia Saeugling
Henna by Jenna
Paint a larger-than-life butterfly
Kids’ snack activity with FoodCorps Service member Kate Lower
Iowa State Extension & Outreach
Clayton County Conservation Board Food & Beverage
R&R Dairy – ice cream and sandwiches
Free Butterfly Cookies from Pedretti’s Bakery
Come celebrate the monarch butterfly, conservation awareness, music and community.
Learn about the plight of the Monarch and what each of us can do to enhance critical habitat for a more diverse and healthy landscape.
Bring Your Own: Picnic, Beverages, Refillable H2O bottle & Chairs ~Culligan Water Fill Station will be provided
Hosted by the Clayton County Conservation Awareness Network and co-hosted by Main St. Elkader.
The event will draw attention to the habitat needs of the rapidly declining monarch butterfly population and what each of us can do to help this and other species by restoring critical habitat. Free milkweed plants, the host plant of the monarch, will be available.
Become Music & Monarchs Festival Supporter!
Music & Monarchs is not possible without the support of our GENEROUS Sponsors
Clayton County CAN members and friends and Music & Monarch lovers, please consider supporting the Music & Monarch Festival. Here is a list of sponsorship levels and the corresponding benefits:
Clayton County CAN! supporting member website listing
Use of Supporting Funds:
Cover Music & Monarchs event expenses
Promote awareness of the plight of the monarch and habitat loss in Clayton County
Promote habitat restoration and conservation efforts throughout Clayton County