Bilingual Greenhouse Certification Course Offered

 

The completed shade house full of plants collected, within our watershed. The nursery is currently growing around 75 species of native plants.

Opportunity to learn many aspects of native plant propagation from folks at U of A, NPS, Borderlands Restoration, NRCS, Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, Canelo Hills Project, Native Seed/SEARCH and more!

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Milkweeds for Monarchs/Nursery Management Short Course Highlights

August 18-21 Nogales Arizona’s University of Arizona Santa Cruz Campus

Primary/Hosting Instructor: Gary Paul Nabhan, PhD.,W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Food and Water Security for the Borderlands gpnabhan@email.arizona.edu

Monarchs aren't the only butterflies who enjoy Milkweeds. Here butterflies enjoy milkweed nectar on Asclepias lemmoni.

Monarchs aren’t the only butterflies who enjoy Milkweeds. Here butterflies enjoy milkweed nectar on Asclepias lemmoni.

Guest Instructors: Dr. Laura Monti, Borderlands Habitat Restoration Network, Francesca Claverie, Borderlands Restoration, Heather Dial, NRCS Plant Materials Center, Steve Buckley, National Park Service, with special guests (awaiting full confirmation🙂 Biol. Gloria Fermina Tavera Alonso, CONANP, Dr. Guadalupe Malda Barrera, Autonomous University of Queretaro, Gail Marie Morris, Southwest Monarch Study, Sergio de Avila & Mark Fleming, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, David Seibert, Borderlands Restoration, Robert Mesta, Sonoran Joint Ventures

University of Arizona Continuing Education Liaison: Carol Stewart 520 626-5093

Primary lecture class room location:

UA Santa Cruz
2021 N Grand Ave
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-UofA (8632)
http://uasantacruz.arizona.edu

A Monarch Chrysalis on Asclepias subverticillata in Canelo Hills. Look closely and you'll see that it is about to hatch, the orange and black wings are just appearing under the jade chrysalis. When this happens, the butterfly will emerge within 24 hours.

A Monarch Chrysalis on Asclepias subverticillata in Canelo Hills. Look closely and you’ll see that it is about to hatch, the orange and black wings are just appearing under the jade chrysalis. When this happens, the butterfly will emerge within 24 hours.

Primary nursery practicum location:

Native Seeds/SEARCH farm and Borderland Restoration’s Madrean Archipelago Plant Propagation Center.

Other field trip locations:

NRCS Plant Materials Center, Tucson

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson

Canelo Hills Cienega, Canelo

Lake Patagonia State Park, Kino Springs

Desert Survivors Nursery, Tucson

Wildlands Corridors, Patagonia

Nabhan-Monti Orchard and Mini-Nursery, Patagonia

A monarch caterpillar feeds on Asclepias subverticilliata, photo taken early Septemeber in Chiricahua Mountains. Borderlands has this species of milkweed available for sale.

A monarch caterpillar feeds on Asclepias subverticilliata in the Chiricahua Mountains.

Texts:

Brianna Borders and Eric Lee-Mader. 2014. Milkweeds: a conservation Practitioner’s Guide. Portland, OR: Xerces Society, 2009.

Kasten Dumroese, Tara Luna and Thomas Landis, ed.s 2009. Nursery Manual for Native Plants: a guide for Tribal Nurseries. Washington DC: USDA FS Agricultural Handbook 730.

Karen S. Oberhauser, Kelly R. Nail and Sonia Altizer, ed.s. 2015 Monarchs in a Changing World. Ithaca, NY: Comstock Books/Cornell University Press.

 

Topics to be Covered:

North American Pollinator Recovery, Causes of Monarch Declines, Milkweed-Monarch Interactions, Milkweed Biology and Seed Collection, Seed Cleaning and Storage, Seed Propagation, Vegetative Propagation, Suitable Soil Media, Outplanting vs. Direct Seeding, Monarch Egg MONITORING, Larval Monitoring, Adult Monarch Tagging, Milkweed and Monarch Phenological Documentation

 

 

 

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