Monarch Release Saturday
See our Monarch program releasing butterflies this Saturday (8/24) at 10:00a, 11:00a, and noon!
We are a local chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America. We are a volunteer-run, privately owned facility located on approximately 40 acres in Linn County, just off 42nd Street in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We are a group of approximately 500 members dedicated to conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.
Two beehives have been set up and loaded with bees. The bees appear to be rebounding, and seem to be doing well. We now have four hives up and running.
Two Monarch butterfly enclosures have been set up and milkweed and other tasty plants have been added. The two sites will be "planted" with butterfly goodies later this month.
The ability of members to use the trap range any time (with proper safety training on the throwers) has been well-received. The honor system of payment seems to be working well. The trap ranges are here for your enjoyment. If you need the safety briefing to use the equipment, contact the committee below.