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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
Apr 9 Sunday 2:00 PM Classic Firearms
Learn about classic firearms from Randy Turner of Maquoketa. Randy will share examples of firearms and other items that were used in early settlement time through the mid 1900’s.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 14 Friday 10:00 AM Egg Eggstravaganza
Join us on this no school day for spring fun, including an egg scavenger hunt and egg dyeing with natural pigments!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 21 Friday 10:00 AM Nature Tales: Egg Eggstravaganza
We will learn about animals that lay eggs and dye eggs using natural dyes.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 22 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Earth Day Clean Up
Bring household hazardous waste materials downtown to be recycled. See full description for what will be accepted.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 22 Saturday 9:30 AM Wildflower Walk
During the pancake breakfast, learn to identify early blooming spring wildflowers! With a short lifespan, you don't want to miss this strange and beautiful display of delicate flowers.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 22 Saturday 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM Astronomy Night
Learn on the Night of the Lyrids, a meteor shower on Earth Day! We'll have a giant inflatable planetarium and a star gazing station set up for optimal meteor viewing!
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 28 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Garlic Grab
Get outdoors this Earth Day and help clear invasive garlic mustard at a local park. Door prizes will be awarded, including a free night of camping!
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Apr 29 Saturday 9:30 AM Beavers on Buck Creek
Get a chance to explore private land, owned and managed by Friends member Dave Gossman. This property is loaded with flora and fauna coming back to life after a long winter.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 2 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM OWLS Event: Forage and Float
Expand your edible plant knowledge with a hike and help collect for lunch. Paddle Catfish Creek and return to a foraged feast, ready to taste.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 11 Thursday 12:00 AM - 11:00 PM Great Give Day
Join thousands in this Annual Day of Giving, hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 12 Friday 5:30 PM Beeswax Workshop
Learn more about this natural resource, how honey bees produce it, methods of harvesting and ways it can be used. Participants will have fun making their own candles, salve and lip balm to take home.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 20 Saturday 1:00 PM Rain Barrel Workshop
Rain barrels collect rainwater and save the water for future use, plus by storing the rain water, you are reducing storm water runoff. All materials and instruction will be provided at this workshop to build a 55-gallon rain barrel.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 3 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free Fishing Clinic
All ages are welcome to learn fishing basics at this clinic. Practice casting, learn to tie a fisherman’s knot and more. Then head to the pond to see if you can catch the biggest fish. Lots of door prizes! Free event. Sponsored by Family Dollar!
Special Events Hurstville Fishing Pond
Jun 11 Sunday 2:00 PM Marsh Exploration
Join a naturalist in exploring the Hurstville Marsh! All ages welcome. Plan to get wet!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 13-15 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Adventure Day Camp
Youth entering 5th-8th grade will have a chance to try paddling, archery, spelunking and more!
Youth Camps Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 24 Saturday 1:00 PM Flowers of the Prairie
Learn about prairie wildflowers and their medicinal and food uses during the times of early pioneers and Native American Peoples.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 24 Saturday 1:00 PM Flowers of the Prairie
Learn more about prairie wildflowers, how to identify them and what medicinal and food uses they served for the pioneers and Native Americans from Danuta Hutchins of Storm Lake. Inside and outside components included!
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center