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Monarchs, Milkweed & Moore @ Moore (Moore Public Library)
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The presentation will cover the plight of the monarch, how you can help the monarch population recover and thrive, how to create a monarch habitat in your own back yard, and more!

For more information or to register, visit the registration page, or contact the Moore Public library by email or phone (405-793-5100).

Plant Identification Field Day @ Okemah (Okfuskee County Extension Center)
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Plant Identification Field Day @ Okemah (Okfuskee County Extension Center)

This plant identification field day in Okemah will provide information for Muscogee (Creek) citizens about conservation and production agriculture programs. We want to help you own, operate, and retain your own farm/ranch.

Find out what plants are growing in your pasture | Hands on plant identification | Soil Health | Indicator Species

Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Natural Resource Conservation District at 918-549-2609.

Lessons Learned From A Lifetime Of Grass Management @ Hennessey (Chuck Grimes Farms)
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Lessons Learned From A Lifetime Of Grass Management @ Hennessey (Chuck Grimes Farms)

RSVP by September 19

* Stabilizing Cimarron River bank with Shoreline Reed and Southwind Reed

* Solar Water Systems

* Low Input Cattle Genetics

* Plant Identification in the Pasture (Bring plants you would like to ID, if you like.)

Lunch (provided)

* Rainfall Simulator – Oklahoma Conservation Commission

* Successfully Planting Native Range (Grasslander Seeder and proper seed mix)

* Queen of the Grasses – Growing Eastern Gama Grass

The event begins on the farm on the Cimarron River and then moves to Chuck’s home place for lunch and the afternoon sessions. Registration begins at 8:30 at the first stop.

Cost is $50 per person. Please RSVP by Sept. 19 for lunch count purposes.

To register, write a check payable to OKGLC (Oklahoma Grazing Lands Coalition) and mail to Kim Barker, 35878 Cimarron Road, Waynoka, OK 73860.

For more information, or to register via PayPal, contact Kim Barker by email or phone (580-732-0244).

What Can I Do with My Land? @ Luther (Phil Campbell Farm)
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
What Can I Do with My Land? @ Luther (Phil Campbell Farm)

What Can I Do with My Land?

Beginner Farmers | Big or Small Acreage Landowners

Local farmer-led field day full of tips and learning:

For more information, visit the event webpage.

RSVP by September 20 for free lunch, to the Oklahoma County Conservation District, by email or phone (405-415-4602).

This will be a field tour, so please dress appropriately and bring a lawn chair.

Monarchs in the Park 2019 @ Norman (Andrews Park)
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monarchs in the Park 2019 @ Norman (Andrews Park)

Monarchs in the Park 2019 will celebrate the fall migration of the monarch butterfly through central Oklahoma on Sunday, September 29th from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Andrews Park, Norman.

The festival makes for a fun and educational day celebrating this amazing migratory butterfly and all the pollinators that call Oklahoma home!

You will be able to release your own butterfly at the festiva,l or you may give one of our young volunteers the privilege. There will be a variety of butterflies native to Oklahoma at the festival. A $6 donation will release one butterfly, or $10 for two butterflies. Donations will go directly to the Norman Park Foundation, a charitable organization.

Activities for all ages throughout the day include:

  • Garden demos
  • Butterfly parade
  • Pollinator crafts
  • Monarch release
  • Educational presentations
  • Food trucks
  • Art booths
  • Facepainting
  • Live Music
  • Pollinator plant and seed sale

Throughout the festival, educational exhibits and demonstration areas will be on view from:

  • Oklahoma Master Gardeners
  • Oklahoma Master Naturalists
  • Oklahoma Native Plant Society
  • Blue Thumb
  • Oklahoma Biological Survey
  • Okies for Monarchs
  • The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma
  • Prairie Wind Nursery
  • Wild Things Nursery

For more information, visit the festival webpage, or contact the City of Norman’s Parks & Recreation Department by email or phone (405-366-5472).

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