The August 2019 Field Notes issue includes resources on water management, a recap of the July 2019 elderberry workshop, and more.
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.)
* 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?
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.
Presented by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and a coalition of conservation organizations, agencies and sponsors, Wildlife Expo 2019 celebrates Oklahoma’s natural diversity and opportunities for the sporting enthusiasts and newcomers. From camping and outdoor skills to shooting sports, fishing and bird watching, Expo visitors have an opportunity to try their hands at two days of fun in the outdoors.
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
- 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
The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) is awarding ten (10) Pollinator Challenge mini-grants of $500 to conservation districts who wish to work on pollinator habitat, pollinator education, and outreach efforts.
To apply for a mini-grant, the district must complete the following:
1. A pollinator project application form.
2. Sign up 25 individuals for the Okies for Monarch Pledge.
3. Be a current member of OACD.
4. Bee willing to create a buzz about pollinators in your community.
Applications are due for the mini-grants on October 1, 2019. A committee of OACD board members will select the 10 project ideas that will receive the mini-grants. Winners will be announced, and checks presented, at the 2019 Area Meetings in the fall.
For questions, contact Sarah Blaney by email or phone (517-763-8609).