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Big River Farms

14220-B Ostlund Trl. N

Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

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Learn from the “Butterfly Lady” Janie O’Connor about the lifeycle of monarch butterflies and discover the facts about their unique migration story. Search for milkweed plants on the farm and learn to identify monarch eggs. Janie will also demonstrate how to rear caterpillars in your home, and how you can be part of reversing the trend of their declining population.

Attendees can purchase their own butterfly critter cage, chrysallises, or caterpillars directly from Janie at the class. Please bring cash or check if you wish to purchase directly at the event. All attendees will go home with a milkweed to plant that will provide crucial habitat for these monarchs.

critter cage

Janie has been raising and teaching about monarch butterflies for 30 years and is currently a vendor at the Scandia Farmers Market. She is passionate about educating people about the lifecycle and unique needs of monarch caterpillars in order to reverse their declining populations.

Registration fees from this workshop help support a network of beginning farmers as they start on their journey to farm in Minnesota. Big River Farms provides education, land access, infrastructure, and markets to primarily immigrant farmers and farmers of color. Thank you for supporting Big River Farms and new farmers!

All attendees welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy lunch at our beautiful farm after class. We have a few picnic tables, but we recommend you bring your own chair or blanket just in case.

Supplies available for purchase:

Critter Cage for Rearing Caterpillars- $30.00

Critter Cage with 2 small or 1 large Caterpillar-$33.00

Chrysalis-$18.00

  • One Monarch butterfly chrysalis
  • Instructions sheet for care of chrysalis and butterfly

Butterfly Kit-$25

  • One Monarch butterfly chrysalis
  • Laminated colored page of stages of development
  • Instruction sheet for care of chrysalis and butterfly
  • Cup, stick and stand to support chrysalis

POLICIES

  • No pets allowed.

  • Classes will be held outdoors in or a barn. Please dress for the weather.

  • Cancellations with refunds will be accepted up to 2 weeks prior to the event, after this time, we will not be able to refund your registration fee. Transfers of tickets are allowed up to the day before the event.

  • If the minimum class size is not met within 10 days of the event, we will cancel the class and ticket fees will be refunded.

  • All visitors to the farm will be asked to complete our Visitor waiver: http://bit.ly/tfgwaiver.

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Big River Farms

14220-B Ostlund Trl. N

Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

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