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Sep 3 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Capture, tag and track monarch butterflies as they make their way south for the winter!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 3 Saturday 6:00 PM Trivia Night
Win a free night of camping by testing your Jackson County Conservation knowledge!
Programs Spruce Creek Park
Sep 4 Sunday 6:00 PM Trivia Night
Win a free night of camping by testing your Jackson County Conservation knowledge!
Programs South Sabula Lake Park
Sep 10 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Capture, tag and track monarch butterflies as they make their way south for the winter!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 12 Monday 6:30 PM Codfish Hollow Hill Prairie Hike
Enjoy a fall prairie hike on Ray Hamilton's 20 acres of native prairie remnant. We expect to see various fall asters, ladies tresses orchids and many other fall blooming prairie flowers.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 17 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Capture, tag and track monarch butterflies as they make their way south for the winter!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 24 Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Youth Outdoor Skills Day
Youth ages 7-17 are invited to come and learn more about outdoor recreation opportunities including canoeing, geocaching, shooting sports and archery! Free event. Lunch provided. Registration required in advance.
Special Events Hurstville Fishing Pond
Sep 24 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Capture, tag and track monarch butterflies as they make their way south for the winter!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 2 Sunday 1:00 PM Prairie Hike
Join Naturalist Jennifer Meyer for a walk through the prairie; learn the names of the flowers and grasses as well as the critters. Following make some sumac lemonade!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 8 Saturday 9:00 AM Bike Ride
Formally called the Jackson County Rec Trail, join a naturalist for a bike ride and enjoy fall colors on the trail from Spragueville to Z34 and back. All ages welcome.
Programs Bear River Recreation Trail
Oct 13 Thursday 6:00 AM Baraboo Day Trip
Join the Dubuque, Jackson and Jones OWL group for a trip to Baraboo, Wisconsin to tour the Aldo Leopold Foundation, Leopold Shack and the International Crane Foundation.
Trips Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 14 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Family Fun Day
Join a naturalist on this early dismissal day for some fun nature related activities outdoors! All ages welcome.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 16 Sunday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Feast With Louis and Clark
Enjoy early America’s bounty, prepared from historical recipes by the Friends kitchen enthusiasts. Friend's fall fundraiser for the Prairie Creek Pavilion.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 16 Sunday 1:30 PM Sacajawea and the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Guide, Wife, Interpreter, or Slave? A picture of a fascinating young woman emerges from what the past almost 200 years of records have told the world about her. This program is free and open to the public, sponsored by Humanities Iowa
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 22 Saturday 1:00 PM Leopold Bench Workshop
Join us in making your own Leopold Bench to enjoy in your home or yard!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 10 Thursday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM The Armistice Day Blizzard of 1940
Travel to Clayton County to learn about the warm and sunny morning that suddenly turned into a living hell to duck hunters, farmers, and others who tried to take advantage of the perfect weather that was about to become a winter nightmare.
Trips Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 12 Saturday 1:00 PM Birdfeeder Workshop
Get ready to feed your winter visitors! This workshop will provide the materials and instructions to build your own suet feeder!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 19 Saturday 1:00 PM Natural Soap Making Workshop
Join a naturalist in learning the history, chemistry, process, and benefits of making your own homemade soap.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center