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Monarchs and Milkweeds: A Seedball Extravaganza
Water's Edge Nature Center
Sunday, June 25
1:00 p.m.

The Kossuth County Conservation Board is teaming up with Milkweed Matters (a nonprofit group whose mission is to increase the breeding and feeding habitat of Monarch Butterflies and their pollinator friends) to bring you a seedballing event on Sunday, June 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the Water's Edge Nature Center.

The RAGBRAI bike ride will be rolling through Algona this July and our goal is to have 5,000 milkweed seedballs ready to hand-out to riders. A seedball is a mixture of soil and clay with a few milkweed seeds pinched in the middle. As the riders pedal across the state they will toss the seedballs into the ditches with hopes of creating essential habitat for themigrating Monarch Butterfly. This is yoru chance to do yoru part and help our imperiled little butterfly.

Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo
Water's Edge Nature Center
Sunday, July 16
1:00 p.m.

Minnesota's Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo out of Owatonna, MN is visiting Water's Edge Nature Center and bringing 10 critters with them. If you are a fan of snakes, turtles, salamanders, lizards, frogs, toads and small alligators this program is for you. You'll learn a little about each critter with some time for questions and touching at the end. This is a great program for families and animal lovers of all ages. Don't miss it!

An Afternoon with an Eagle--National Eagle Center
Water's Edge Nature Center
Sunday, August 20
1:00 p.m.

The National Eagle Center of Wabasha, MN is bringing a live Bald Eagle to Water's Edge Nature Center. Get an up close look at our national symbol while also learning about eagle biology, ecology, natural history and cultural connections during an engaging and entertaining presentation appropriate for all ages. This is gonig to be really cool!