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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 Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 29 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wildflower Hike
Hike through the woods to view and identify the dazzling display of spring wildflowers.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
May 1 Monday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM May Day Hike
May Day celebrates the arrival of spring. Take a short hike looking for spring wildflowers then make a May Day basket to take home.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
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 Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 2 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - Our State Fair is a Great State Fair
Our State Fair – Iowa’s Blue Ribbon Story is the book that chronicles 150 years of Iowans who have collectively made up our unique August experience.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 6 Saturday 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Birds and Bagels
Join a PCC Naturalist at the largest urban forest in the state of Iowa for bagels and beverages while you learn about bird identification and the uniqueness of Brown’s Woods.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
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 Jackson 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 Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 13 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bike and Cache
Grab your bike and join us on a biking and geocaching adventure! We’ll meet at Carney Marsh and bike over 5 miles on the Gay Lea Wilson Trail to Mally’s Park. Along the way we’ll search for geocaches hidden near the trail.
Programs Polk Carney Marsh
May 19 Friday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Catch-n-Croakers
Learn to identify frogs by sight and sound before sloshing into the wetlands to catch these amazing creatures.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
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 Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 27 Saturday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Music in the Park Four Mile Creek Band
The Four Mile Creek Band plays a variety of acoustic music including traditional bluegrass, contemporary bluegrass sounds and old time country and gospel.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 2 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Dragons in Polk County
We have dragons living in Polk County; dragonflies and damselflies that is. Come learn how these magnificent aerialists spend most of their day hovering, diving, flying backwards and upside down.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 6 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - The Art of Conservation: a Visit with Ding Darling
Tom Milligan, as Jay N. “Ding” Darling visits with the audience, as an old friend, in his 11th office at The Des Moines Register.
Other Location Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 7 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature's Story Hour - Birding Bonanza
Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a PCC Naturalist. This family friendly program is free and all ages are welcome.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 7 Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Wild Edibles
Ever wonder what those pesky weeds in your yard are good for? Come take a walk on the wild edibles side! You’ll learn to identify the common, edible plants around you and get a few new recipes to try at home!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 9 Friday 8:30 PM - 10:30 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
Jun 10 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Outdoor Cooking
Participants will learn the basics of outdoor cooking techniques including cast iron Dutch ovens, tin turtles/hobo packs in the campfire, and pudgy pies.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 10 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pond Study
Come discover what creatures live in and around a pond. All sampling equipment will be provided.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 11 Sunday 2:00 PM Marsh Exploration
Join a naturalist in exploring the Hurstville Marsh! All ages welcome. Plan to get wet!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 12-15 Monday 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Junior Naturalist Camp June 12-15
Do you know a child who loves the outdoors? Campers will spend the week fishing, canoeing, hiking, geocaching and more while exploring the outdoors.
Youth Camps Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 12 Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Fishing
Fishing – Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, and casting. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Jun 12 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends Camping
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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 Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 13 Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Summer Skills - Fishing
Fishing – Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, and casting. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park

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