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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 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 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 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 9 Monday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nature Friends Owls
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 Brown's Woods
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 Jackson 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 Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 15 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 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 Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 20 Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Buy 5 Raffle Tickets
Sign up HERE to by 5 raffle tickets for a chance to win a canoe, bicycle or cash prize!! All proceeds go to the construction of the Prairie Creek Pavilion.
Special Events Jackson 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 Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 21 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Walk for Wildlife
Enjoy a family walk through the park or extend your trip with a 5 or 10-kilometer Volkssport walk. You can also try geocaching along your walk, GPS units will be available.
Special Events Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Oct 21 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Woodland Restoration Work Days
Your help is needed to restore our woodlands by removing honeysuckle and other invasive species. No experience is necessary and equipment is provided.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Oct 21 Saturday 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Shinrin Yoku Japanese Forest Bathing
Immerse yourself in nature and experience the benefits of being fully present in the medicine of the forest. This gentle three hour forest therapy walk offers a rich experience in nature that can improve mood and provide relaxation.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
Oct 22 Sunday 2:00 PM Iowa Honey Queen 2017
Come learn about honey bees, honey, and beekeeping at this interactive, informative program presented by the 2017 Iowa Honey Queen, Carly Vannoy!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Oct 27 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:28 PM Owl Prowl
After a brief discussion around the campfire about these flying predators of the night, we’ll go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Oct 28 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Geocache Pumpkin Hunt
Learn how to use a GPS, then go search the woods to find some pumpkins, collecting prizes and candy along the way! Be sure to keep an eye out for spiders along the way that are worth special prizes.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Nov 4 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Falconry, Past and Present
Falconry is the art of hunting with a trained bird of prey. Falconry is known to have been practiced by humans for over 3000 years!
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Nov 5 Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Native American History Day
Celebrate the history of Native Americans at Yellow Banks Park. Try building a tipi or throwing an atlatl. We’ll also take a short hike to the last remaining burial mound in the park.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Nov 7 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Honey Bees
The 2017 Iowa Honey Queen, Carly Raye, will talk about honeybees, honey, beekeeping, and beyond!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 17 Friday 10:00 AM Nature Tales: Leafy Leaves
Join us with your preschool aged tots to learn about leaves through stories, games, crafts and other activities
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Nov 18 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Woodland Restoration Work Day
Your help is needed to restore our woodlands by removing honeysuckle and other invasive species. No experience is necessary and equipment is provided.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Nov 18 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Turkey Trek
Come enjoy a 3-mile hike through beautiful Brown’s Woods, Iowa’s largest urban forest preserve. We’ll talk about turkeys and how animals are preparing for winter all while burning some calories.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
Nov 19 Sunday 1:00 PM Natural Soap Making Workshop
Join a naturalist in learning the history, chemistry, process and benefits of making your own homemade soap.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Dec 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - How Iowa was Made
Ancient sea creatures, woolly mammoths, and metros from outer space! Sound like a sci-fi movie? Actually, they all have something to do with the history of Iowa.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park

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