Monarch butterfly migration open house in Mansfield

Staff report

MANSFIELD — Would you like to learn more about monarch butterflies and how to provide habitat for pollinators? The Ohio State University at Mansfield will host an open house to provide information on Monarch butterflies and their declining populations.

Information will be available on how to provide habitats for these desirable pollinators. Milkweed is a favorite habitat for Monarchs, and attendees will receive free packets of milkweed seeds to take home after the event. Snacks, conversations with experts, and the chance to win door prizes will round out the event.

The open house is Thursday, Sept. 15, from 4-6 p.m. It will be at the 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 presnted by The Ohio State university College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, with support from First Energy and Arnold’s Landscaping and Garden Center.

Staff report