The Marshall County Conservation Board announces the opening of registration for a trip to Reiman Gardens in Ames for a tour of the Butterfly Wing and summer garden.
The trip will be from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 12 but registration and payment is due by June 6. The cost for the program is $8 and includes admission to the garden and a Brown Bag Lunch program entitled "For the Birds - Nest Box Building Tips" presented by Pat Schlarbaum of the Iowa DNR. Visitors will also take a self-guided tour of the 2,500 square foot butterfly wing, butterfly emergence cases, tropical conservatory, and summer gardens at their leisure. Participants will carpool from the Grimes Farm & Conservation Center, 2359 233rd St.
Interested participants should call the Marshall County Conservation Board at 752-5490 to pre-register. Registration and payment is due by June 6. Participants should bring their own lunch and drink.
Reiman Gardens is Iowa's largest public garden covering 14 acres with 11 distinct gardens. The Butterfly Wing contains hundreds of native and tropical butterflies and a paved sidewalk to allow visitors to meander by the tropical vegetation as butterflies fly about. Visitors may want to bring a camera to capture images of these beautiful butterflies. The garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.