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Sep 20 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Tree-mendous Trees!
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Sep 21 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Yoga in the Park
Yoga in the Park will combine the relaxation of yoga and the serenity of nature.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Sep 21 Thursday 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. Co-sponsored by Polk Soil and Water Conservation District.
Programs Polk Easter Lake Park
Sep 22-24 Friday Halloween at McFarlane Park
Halloween at McFarlane Park
Special Events Black Hawk McFarlane Park
Sep 22 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Stargazing on the Equinox
Turn your eyes to the sky to view the autumn constellations on the autumnal equinox! Local astronomers will provide telescopes for viewing.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Sep 23 Saturday 5:00 AM - 11:00 AM Mentored Youth Waterfowl Hunt
Would your child like to experience the thrill of waterfowl hunting? This mentored hunt in a controlled waterfowl hunting area at Chichaqua can provide this opportunity.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
Sep 23 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Paddle in the Park
Free guided canoe tours of Big Hollow!
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
Sep 23 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Be a part of the Monarch Butterfly's incredible journey to Mexico! We will catch, tag and release Monarchs that will help us track the butterfly and learn more about their mysterious migration.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 23 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Nature Center Open
Come visit our Nature Center!
Special Events Clinton Eden Valley Refuge
Sep 23 Saturday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Sunset and Dinner on the Bluff
Celebrate Loess Hills Prairie and Heritage Week with us!!
Programs Plymouth Five Ridge Prairie
Sep 24 Sunday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Fourmile Creek Sweep
Strap on your boots or waders and get muddy with the Conservation team! In an effort to improve water quality, we will be sweeping Fourmile Creek for tires and other debris as well as cleaning up litter in and around Mally’s Park.
Programs Polk Mally's Weh-Weh-Neh-Kee Park
Sep 25 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM After School Special - Nature's Window
All ages are invited to join us in the nature center to enjoy the new bird feeder speaker, Nature’s Window.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
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 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Nature Center Open
Come visit our Nature Center!
Special Events Clinton Eden Valley Refuge
Sep 30 Saturday 3:00 PM Dutch Oven Gathering
Calling all area Dutch Oven cookers, join us at Turkey Ridge Campground on September 30 for a night of cooking. Dishes will be judged starting at 6 pm.
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove Big Sioux Park
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 1 Sunday 2:00 PM Fall Color Hike
Join WCC for a hike around Lake Meyer's trails to enjoy the fall color!
Programs Winneshiek Lake Meyer Park and Campground
Oct 1 Sunday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Partners Fall Festival
Kick off the month of October at the Partners Fall Festival. Enjoy the changing seasons while listening to traditional and modern blues music from Redz Bluez.
Special Events Story McFarland Park
Oct 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Honey Bees in Iowa
Learn about honeybees, honey beekeeping, and beyond. Come find out why we want to save the bees and how we can make that happen!
Programs Story McFarland Park
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 4 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Migration
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Oct 7 Saturday 9:00 AM Lime Creek Timber Trot
Enjoy a five-mile trail run among the beautiful fall colors of the Lime Creek Nature Center.
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Oct 7 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Fall Leaf Kayak and Canoe Float
Join us for a relaxing Fall Float down the scenic Wapsipinicon River
Special Events Linn Pinicon Ridge 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

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