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Aug 20 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Stand Up Paddleboarding
Bring the family out to enjoy a beautiful afternoon learning how to Stand Up Paddleboard on Lester Pond.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Aug 21 Monday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM Solar Eclipse Party
For the first time in almost 40 years a total solar eclipse will be visible in the continental United States. Here in Des Moines, a partial eclipse covering most but not all of the sun will occur.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Aug 21 Monday 5:00 PM Birds, Butterflies & Bees - Landscaping with Natives
Join our naturalist intern, Brianna Sholly, as she discusses how to create wildlife habitat in your own backyard.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Aug 22 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Shooting Range Certification Course
Big Hollow Shooting Range Certification Course
Programs Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
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 22 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Iowa B Club
Please welcome, the NEW “Iowa B Club” hosted by Wickiup Hill Learning Center!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 23 Wednesday 5:30 PM Journey to Freedom
Experience Iowa's Underground Railroad
Special Events Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 26 Saturday 8:00 AM Longbow Workshop
Longbow Workshop
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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
Aug 26 Saturday 7:30 PM Outdoor Movie Night
Enjoy a movie on the prairie . . . .
Special Events Floyd Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve and Center
Aug 28 Monday 4:00 PM G.A.I.N. (Get Active in Nature) - Monarch Tagging
Join us on the Lime Creek prairie as we attempt to tag monarch butterflies.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Aug 30 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Toddler Toadstools
Get your little one out of the house and into nature!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Aug 31 Thursday 4:30 PM Monarch Tagging at Lowe Park
Join us as we tag Monarchs to be released for their journey to Mexico!
Other Location Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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 - 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 Thursday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Monarch Tagging at Wickiup Hill
Tag a monarch to be released for it's long journey to Mexico!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Sep 8 Friday 3:00 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
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 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 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Fall Festival
The Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board invite you to our ninth annual Fall Festival!
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area

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