Monarch butterfly hatching

Master Gardener Anne Marie Lardeau will explain how and why Las Vegas is a part of the fall Monarch Butterfly migration; the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly; and how you can attract Monarchs to your garden.

Lardeau will also review the southern Nevada native Milkweed plants, the exclusive food for the Monarch caterpillars; the non-Nevada Milkweeds that are attractive and can survive in our climate; and the nectar plants favored by Monarchs that bloom during their migration.

Plan to attend this workshop on Feb. 4.


Tree clipartIn an effort to educate the green industry and arborist community on tree care and best practices, Cooperative Extension is offering the annual Best Practices seminar, back to basics on Jan. 20 (English) and Jan. 27 (Spanish).

The seminar will be held at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.

Pre-registration is $35. At the door, $40.

Register online.

Clipart of prunersThe Gardening in Small Places series begins on Jan. 17. This hands-on class gives you a chance to get a feel for pruning by letting you try your skills on our landscape before doing your own.

If you want to get some hands on experience, please bring your pruners, gloves and eye protection.

The class, taught by Angela O’Callaghan, is designed to show you the what, when, where, why and how of pruning your landscape to keep your plants healthy and looking like you want them to.  Online, pre-registration is required!