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Sep 20 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Tree-mendous Trees!
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Sep 21-24 Thursday 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM 2017 Discover Wolves Bus Tour – A Weekend with Wolves!
Learn about wolves, black bears and the ecology of Northern Minnesota on a four-day bus trip. Cost is determined by number of participants per room.
Trips Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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
Sep 22 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Paddle in the Park
Mark your calendars! Meet at the boat ramp on the south side of Big Woods Lake. $5/kayak $10/canoe.
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Sep 23 Saturday 5:00 AM - 11:00 AM Mentored Youth Waterfowl Hunt
Would your child like to experience the thrill of waterfowl hunting? This mentored hunt in a controlled waterfowl hunting area at Chichaqua can provide this opportunity.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Sep 23 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fall Bird Banding
Fall is a great time to observe birds, especially those migrating through! This fall, join federally certified bird banders and JCC staff for an opportunity to learn about and see song birds up close.
Special Events Johnson Conservation Education Center - F.W. Kent Park
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 Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 23 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Nature Center Open
Come visit our Nature Center!
Special Events Clinton Eden Valley Refuge
Sep 26 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing
Research confirms the health benefits of time spent in nature, everything from improving mental health to lowering your blood pressure and fighting cancer.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 26 Tuesday 6:30 PM Hunters Education
Join us for Hunters Education at the Wickiup Hill Learning Center!
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 27 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Science for Squirts - Leaf Man
Children ages 3-6 and siblings welcome!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 30 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Be a part of the Monarch Butterfly's incredible journey to Mexico
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 30 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Nature Center Open
Come visit our Nature Center!
Special Events Clinton Eden Valley Refuge
Sep 30 Saturday 3:00 PM Dutch Oven Gathering
Calling all area Dutch Oven cookers, join us at Turkey Ridge Campground on September 30 for a night of cooking. Dishes will be judged starting at 6 pm.
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
Sep 30 Saturday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Moonlight Seed Harvest
Join Polk County Conservation and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation for a moonlit evening as we work to restore native prairie by collecting seed ready to harvest.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Oct 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - Iowa Arboretum
Mark Schneider, Executive Director of the Iowa Arboretum, Mark will speak about one of his favorite public gardens, the Iowa Arboretum.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 4 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Migration
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Oct 7 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Fall Colors Hike
Enjoy a nature hike through the woods with a naturalist as they explain the brilliance of fall colors.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Oct 7 Saturday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Dutch Oven Cooking
Join a WCCB naturalist to learn about Dutch Oven cooking outdoors. Participants will prepare recipes, cook dinner, and learn how to cook with and care for a Dutch Oven.
Special Events Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Oct 14 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 6th Annual Wickup Fall Fest
Join us a for fun, fall day!
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 14 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Dog Hike Days
Bring your favorite canine companion for a program on hiking with dogs.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Oct 14 Saturday 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM Friends Fall Festival and Halloween at Hillview
Farmers market, Kids games and activities, Food, Photo Booth and Trick or Treating! Come join the Fun!
Special Events Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
Oct 14 Saturday 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Trick or Treat Hike 2017
Join us for a fun evening of Trick or Treating at Oak Grove Park.
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
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 Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 15 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Native Plant Walk
We invite you to come take a stroll through Hartman Reserve discovering the many native plants of Iowa.
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center

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