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Mar 23 Thursday 7:00 PM Born to be Wild
Join us for this presentation as Iowa Wildlife Center Executive Director Marlene Ehresman addresses common wildlife misconceptions and gives a fresh perspective on how to interact with wildlife that may or may not need help.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 24 Friday 10:00 AM Cabin Fever Day: Signs of Spring
Explore signs of spring with naturalists on this no school day, as we learn how close we really are to warmer weather.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 25 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Geocaching Basics - Canceled
Come learn the basics of geoaching and try finding several geocaches hidden just for you in Fort Des Moines Park.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Mar 25 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Geocaching Hike
Come discover the fun and excitement of geocaching, the high tech outdoor scavenger hunt that uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit!
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Mar 25 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Discovery Hike
Do you hike on vacation in Colorado or Yellowstone, but never when you're at home? Now's your chance!
Programs Harrison Gleason-Hubel Wildlife Area
Mar 25 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Rock & Fossil I.D. Day
Do you have some rocks or fossils sitting around that you want identified? If so bring them to this event.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Mar 26 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Waterfowl Viewing at Cardinal Marsh
Join naturalist Larry Reis in discovering what waterfowl are passing through Cardinal Marsh.
Programs Winneshiek Lake Meyer Park and Campground
Mar 27 Monday 5:30 PM Get Rollin' For Monarchs!
People of all ages are invited to help us roll milkweed seed balls for monarch habitat.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Mar 28 Tuesday 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. All materials and tools will be provided.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 29 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hunter Safety Field Day
Participants must register on line at www.iowadnr.gov/huntered before March 24, 2017 and must complete online course before attending class.
Special Events Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 1 Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM Build a Willow Garden Tower
Participants will build and decorate a free-standing willow garden tower up to seven feet in height (just be sure you can take it home!) The group will learn the fundamentals of construction and gather willow in the park.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Apr 1 Saturday 1:00 PM Birdapalooza
Come enjoy an afternoon all about birds! Go on a guided birding hike, meet a live raptor, create a bird feeding treat and crafts, play some games, and then participate in the Iowa Bird of Mouth project to write a publish a poem!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Apr 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors): African Wildlife Adventure
This presentation will feature the wildlife of Africa as seen through the lens of Jim Pease.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Apr 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - South Georgia Island
In the Southern Atlantic Ocean, nestled half-way between the tips of South America and Africa, is a 100 mile long island archipelago featuring unrivaled alpine beauty.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 4 Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Brown Bag Bunch - Morels and More
Glen Schwartz, president of the Prairie State Mushroom Club to share great photography of about 35 species, in more-or-less chronological order, from Morels in the spring to Giant Puffballs in the fall.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 4 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Planting with Natives
A yard landscaped with native plants (those species that occurred in Iowa historically) hums with wildlife.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 5 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Pig Pizzaz
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 5 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM For Seniors Only - Linda & Robert Scarth
Linda and Robert Scarth of Cedar Rapids will present: Restore It & They Will Come: The Althea R. Sherman Chimney Swifts Tower.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Apr 5 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pine Needle Weaving
Learn how to pine needle weave!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Apr 7 Friday 10:30 AM O.W.L.S. Presentation-By Foot: My Time on the Appalachian Trail by Toni Proescholdt
Teri Proescholdt of Lamoille, IA will give a presentation called “By Foot: My Time on the Appalachian Trail”
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Apr 8 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Osprey 5K
Join the FWCC for the annual Osprey 5K trail. Run or walk 3.1 miles through the beautiful trails of our park, all for a good cause!
Special Events Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Apr 8 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Budding Birders
During this program, will discuss the seven “S” of bird watching. We will use our new skills to identify birds at the nearby bird blind and along the trails.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 8 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Egg Hunt in the Park
Join the conservation staff to learn about animals that lay eggs and meet some of the education animals. After the program the egg hunt will begin!
Special Events Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Apr 9 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Easter Antler Shed Hunt
Find an antler!
Programs Harrison Schaben Park
Apr 9 Sunday 2:00 PM Classic Firearms
Learn about classic firearms from Randy Turner of Maquoketa. Randy will share examples of firearms and other items that were used in early settlement time through the mid 1900’s.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center

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