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Apr 24 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Tots: Inside This Egg
Learn about eggs!
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
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 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Willow Lake Outdoor Day
Try something new!
Special Events Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
May 10 Wednesday 7:00 PM Dragonflies - Flying Jewels
The Lime Creek Nature Center and North Iowa Nature Club present dragonfly expert Steve Hummel.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
May 12 Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Trumpeter Swan Release
DNR Swan Release
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
May 13 Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 2017 Youth Jamboree
Everything is 100% free! We provide everything from the fishing poles and bait, to the firearms and ammo. It truly is a whole-family event.
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
May 15 Monday 7:00 PM Save The Last Dance - Wildlife Photographer Noppadol Paothong
Award-winning photographer Noppadol Paothong will provide a presentation about his work with grassland grouse and their fragile habitats.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
May 19-20 Friday 3:00 PM - 11:00 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
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 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Trail Enhancement and Management (TEAM) Day
Be a part of our TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) and help make improvements to county trail systems. We will be working on gate installation and trail grubbing. Please meet at Pleasant Valley Church (56971 170th Street, Ames).
Special Events Story Bear Creek
May 25 Thursday 7:00 PM Evening Prairie Walk
Join Lloyd Crim at monthly prairie walks at the largest prairie remnant in Story County. See rare prairie flora that changes each month and learn the history of central Iowa prairies from a prairie enthusiast.
Special Events Story Doolittle Prairie
May 27 Saturday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM 5K Fun Run/Walk
Walk the trails at Lake Icaria for a great cause!
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
May 27 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Youth Fishing Clinic (12 and under)
Register at Bobbers Down Marina by 10:00AM. Open to ages 12 and under.
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
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 2-4 Friday Iowa Free Fishing Days
FISH FREE
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
Jun 2-4 Friday 3:00 Free Camping & Fishing Weekend
Free Camping & Fishing Weekend!
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
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 3 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Kid's Fishing Day
Catch a fish!
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
Jun 6-8 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Caterpillars and Butterflies
Give your child a love of nature!
Youth Camps Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
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 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Paddling 101
Paddling was never this fun!!
Programs Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
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

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