Many Ohioans are concerned with the plight of the monarch butterfly and its declining populations. Would you like to learn more about monarch butterflies and how to provide a habitat for pollinators? Stop by this free event and get all your questions answered while enjoying snacks, conversations with experts, and the chance to win door prizes. We will also be giving away milkweed seed packets.
The Ohio State University at Mansfield is hosting a Monarch Migration Open House on Thursday, September 15 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The event will take place at the Monarch Right-of-Way pollinator demonstration plots in front of Ovalwood Hall on the Mansfield campus of the Ohio State University. The program will be presented by The Ohio State university College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Support is being provided by First Energy and Arnold’s Landscaping and Garden Center.
The plots include land transfored into a vibrant garden of flowers and grasses conducive to pollinators. They are planted with different varies of native grasses and flowers such as purple coneflower, wild bergamot, tall coreopsis and butterfly weed specially chosen to attract pollinators in this region, according to OSUM.