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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 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
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 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 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Monarch Tagging
Join the naturalist to get up close and personal with monarch butterflies. Everyone will get an opportunity to tag a monarch.
Programs Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
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 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 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
Sep 21 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Rain Barrel workshop
A short discussion about ways to collect and use runoff water will be held before participants construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel. Co-sponsored by Polk Soil and Water Conservation District.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Sep 22 Friday Wild Women of the Woods
The fifth annual Wild Women of the Woods event will take place September 22-24 at Hickory Grove Park!
Programs Story Hickory Grove Park
Sep 22 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Stargazing on the Equinox
Turn your eyes to the sky to view the autumn constellations on the autumnal equinox! Local astronomers will provide telescopes for viewing.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
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 24 Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Fourmile Creek Sweep
Strap on your boots or waders and get muddy with the Conservation team! In an effort to improve water quality, we will be sweeping Fourmile Creek for tires and other debris as well as cleaning up litter in and around Mally’s Park.
Programs Polk Mally's Weh-Weh-Neh-Kee Park

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