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Aug 17 Thursday 6:00 PM Board Meeting: Prairie Creek Recreation Area and Hurstville Interpretive Center
Tour the renovations at Prairie Creek Recreation Area then join the conservation board for their monthly meeting at the Hurstville Interpretive Center.
Trips Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Aug 19 Saturday 8:30 AM Paddling Green Island
Join us for a paddle around Green Island Wildlife Refuge. If you would like to borrow a boat, please call to make a reservation.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 21 Monday 12:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party!
Join us for a solar eclipse party! Have fun learning about the sun, make pinhole projectors to safely view the partial eclipse and more!
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 27 Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM StoryWalk Open House
To celebrate our first StoryWalk, join us for a kickoff that includes games, activities, refreshments and door prizes!
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 2 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Be a part of the Monarch Butterfly's incredible journey to Mexico! We will catch, tag and release Monarchs that will help us track the butterfly and learn more about their mysterious migration.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 7 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Jelly Night
Learn to make jelly from foraged plants with local foodie Jeny Meyer! This make- and- take workshop will make a great gift or sweet treat at home!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 9-10 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Intro to Bow Hunting Workshop
This hands-on, two day course will build and improve your skills as a bow hunter, just in time for fall deer season.
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Sep 9 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Be a part of the Monarch Butterfly's incredible journey to Mexico! We will catch, tag and release Monarchs that will help us track the butterfly and learn more about their mysterious migration.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 12 Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hike Hamilton Prairie
Celebrate Iowa Prairie Heritage week by hiking a privately owned prairie remnant.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 14 Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM OWLS Day Trip to Seed Savers Exchange
Join our Older, Wiser, Livlier adult group in touring the facilities that house some of the greatest diversity of vegetable, herb and plant varieties in the country.
Trips Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Butterfly Event
The butterfly bus is rolling into town! Rhonda Brady, otherwise known as the "butterfly lady" will showcase butterflies and their habitats in her rolling classroom!
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 16 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Be a part of the Monarch Butterfly's incredible journey to Mexico! We will catch, tag and release Monarchs that will help us track the butterfly and learn more about their mysterious migration.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 23 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Be a part of the Monarch Butterfly's incredible journey to Mexico! We will catch, tag and release Monarchs that will help us track the butterfly and learn more about their mysterious migration.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 14 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Drive the Rec Trail
We're making a one-hour exception to the motor vehicle rule on the Recreation Trail! Bring your vehicle or 4-wheeler to the Spragueville entrance and drive to Z34 on the trail.
Special Events Bear River Recreation Trail
Oct 15 Sunday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Dinner in the Diner
Savor a delicious 5-course meal prepared by Friends of Jackson County Conservation members. All proceeds from dinner go to the Prairie Creek Pavilion.Stay for the program "Grass Between the Rails"
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 15 Sunday 2:00 PM Grass Between the Rails
Celebrate Iowa’s railroad heritage with a unique blend of stories and original folk songs about the development of railroads in Iowa from Denny Rehder, a historian from Des Moines.Join us for Dinner in the Diner at 12:30 on October 15th.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 20 Friday 10:00 AM Nature Tales: Bats
Join us with your pre-school aged tots to learn all about bats!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 21 Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Youth Outdoor Skills Day
Learn new outdoor recreation skills with this fun-filled activity circuit!
Special Events Hurstville Fishing Pond