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Aug 22 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Shooting Range Certification Course
Big Hollow Shooting Range Certification Course
Programs Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
Aug 22 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Foraging for Mushrooms
This program will cover proper Identification of your most basic edible mushrooms of Iowa. We will also focus on what time of year to start looking for specific species of Mushrooms.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Aug 26 Saturday 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ninth Annual Rock Creek Catfish Classic
The Clinton County Conservation Foundation is hosting this tournament to raise funds for nature center displays
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Aug 26 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Monarch Tagging
Come learn about one of the world’s most talked about butterflies and what makes them so unique! We will also try our hand at catching and tagging monarchs as they migrate back to their winter home in Mexico.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Aug 28 Monday 4:00 PM G.A.I.N. (Get Active in Nature) - Monarch Tagging
Join us on the Lime Creek prairie as we attempt to tag monarch butterflies.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Sep 2 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Music in the Park
“The Boys Name Sue” – A Tribute to Johnny Cash have taken the region by storm with their tribute to the “Man in Black”, Johnny Cash.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 3 Sunday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Glow Wild
Bring the whole family to an afternoon of food, fun, environmental education programming, drinks, and live music - all illuminated by an evening bonfire.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 5 Tuesday 8:00 AM Trick or Treat Hike Registration
September 5 is the date to call in and make your reservations for the annual Trick or Treat Hike. The actual hike and trick or treating will take place Saturday October 14.
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
Sep 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors- History of Iowa Wildlife
For all the challenges facing Iowa’s wildlife populations and their habitats, reflection on the history of our state’s wildlife reveals many conservation success stories.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM O.W.L.S. - Discovering Outdoor Delights: Tramp New Zealand's Tracks
Can nature study, four star hotels,Kiwi cuisine, and tramping diverse ecosystems go together? They sure do on New Zealand’s South Island -- you can explore subalpine, rain forest, beach,forest, and other ecosystems in close proximity.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Sep 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pelicans in the Sky
The American white pelicans are here! Learn about these amazing birds and their migration patterns in Iowa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 7-11 Thursday 6:30 Boundary Waters Adventure
Journey with SCC to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeast Minnesota on this five-day guided excursion. You need to take this unique opportunity to experience true wildness first-hand!
Trips Story McFarland Park
Sep 8 Friday 3:00 PM Buy Two Nights, Get One Free Camping
Free camping voucher when you pay for two nights!
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
Sep 8 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Join us for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 9 Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Women in the Outdoors
Women ages 14 on up (those age 14-17 must attend with adult). Event will be hosted at Oak Grove Park from 8 am- 4:30 pm. Cost for the day is $45 payable to the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
Sep 9 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Learn why monarch butterflies are “tagged” and then we’ll use nets to catch and tag a few.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Sep 9 Saturday 4:00 PM - 6:00 AM The Monarch Butterfly & Butterfly Hike
Experience the life of a Monarch butterfly! Find out why Monarch Butterflies numbers are down in recent years.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Sep 10 Sunday 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Fall Festival
The Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board invite you to our ninth annual Fall Festival!
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Sep 10 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Monarch Tagging
Come discover more about monarch butterflies, their unusual lifestyle and life cycle and their miraculous migration to Mexico.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Sep 10 Sunday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Monarch Migration Madness
Fall is the time of one of the world’s greatest animal migrations! We will witness an animal that weighs less than a small paperclip on its journey south to Mexico.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Sep 10 Sunday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Fall Fungus Foraging
Fall is the best time of year to find wild edible mushrooms and other interesting fungi. We’ll hike on and off the trails at McFarland Park searching for the fungus among us.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Sep 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TEAM Day
Be a part of our TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) and help make improvements to county trail systems.
Programs Story Skunk River Greenbelt
Sep 16 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Monarch Tagging
Come discover more about monarch butterflies, their unusual lifestyle and life cycle and their miraculous migration to Mexico.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Sep 16 Saturday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM FWCC Prairie Picnic
Join the Friends of Warren County Conservation for our annual prairie picnic fundraiser.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Sep 21 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Yoga in the Park
Yoga in the Park will combine the relaxation of yoga and the serenity of nature.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park

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