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Jan 16 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cabin Fever Day
Make this a long weekend to remember! Get out of the house for an afternoon of critters, snow creations (weather depending), crafts, and cocoa!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jan 18 Wednesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Group Snowshoeing
Let's get outside this winter! Join others in snowshoeing and cross country skiing around the prairie and ice skating on the marsh
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jan 20 Friday 10:00 AM Nature Tales: Owl Moon
Join us in our pursuit of the hoot- we'll learn about owls through stories, games, touchables and crafts.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jan 21 Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Dubuque Bald Eagle Watch
Exhibitors, vendors, children’s activities all day. Make sure to stop at the Friends of Jackson County Conservation booth!
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jan 25 Wednesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Group Snowshoeing
Let's get outside this winter! Join others in snowshoeing and cross country skiing around the prairie and ice skating on the marsh.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 10 Friday 7:00 PM Owl Prowl
Join naturalist Jennifer Meyer at Bellevue State Park in learning more about Iowa’s owl species and try to call them in!
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 11 Saturday 6:00 PM Tweet Nothings: Valentine's Day Exposé
Join us in a fun evening of wine tasting, five course dinner, and a program presented by professor and avid birder, Dave Shealer.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 16 Thursday 5:30 PM Volunteer Appreciation Event
If you volunteered in the past year, please join us for a meal in your honor. RSVP required by Feb 14th.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Feb 17 Friday 10:00 AM Nature Tales: Reptile Riot
Learn about reptiles and see live turtles and snakes.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 5 Sunday 1:00 PM Bird House Workshop
Birdhouses are a wonderful addition to your yard! Welcome the birds back this spring with a birdhouse. All materials and instruction are provided.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 5 Sunday 3:00 PM Leopold Reading
Come and listen to members of the community read aloud essays and take part in the discussions about the responsibility people have to the land we inhabit.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 17 Friday 10:00 AM Nature Tales: Buzz about Bees
Learn about pollinators and why they are so important.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 18 Saturday 7:00 AM Duck Waddle
Join Dubuque Audubon in their annual spring duck and waterfowl count. Great for beginning birders to learn from seasoned bird watchers and for anyone wanting to freshen up on waterfowl identification.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 7 Friday 7:00 PM Woodcock Walk
The woodcock mating ritual is truly a remarkable sight. This small, camouflage, timber nesting bird has a few strange attributes and will amaze hikers with its aerial acrobat moves!
Programs Whitewater Canyon Wildlife Area