Monarchs & Milkweed

"Monarchs and Milkweed for the Marshalltown Area"

September 15, 2018 join the City of Marshalltown’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Marshall County Conservation Board,  and the Marshalltown Convention and Visitors Bureau for our 3rd Annual “Monarchs and Milkweed for the Marshalltown Area” butterfly event!

Bring your family and friends to this free program highlighting the plight of the amazing monarch butterfly.  Each family will receive a packet of milkweed or nectar plant seeds to carefully place in a moist area of your garden.  Pollinator plants will be giving out as long as supplies last!


  • Fisher Community Center: 1:00 to 2:30 pm
    1:00 - Presentation on the monarch migration (Emily Herring)
    1:20 - Family crafts and activities
    2:15 - Milkweed seed packets given to each family 

2:30 - Leave for Grimes Farm (on your own)

  • Grimes Farm: 2:45 to 4:00 pm
    2:30 p.m. - Leave for Grimes Farm (own transportation)
    2:45 - 4:00 pm - Monarch tagging and release at Grimes Farm

More Information

T-shirts commemorating this special event are available for purchase for $12. 

Special thanks to the Family of Donna Hoop and Morning Optimist Club for their donations toward this event.