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Sep 22 Friday Wild Women of the Woods
The fifth annual Wild Women of the Woods event will take place September 22-24 at Hickory Grove Park!
Programs Story Hickory Grove Park
Sep 24 Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Prairie Seed Harvest
Help conservation staff collect prairie seed at Story County’s hidden gem, Doolittle Prairie.
Programs Story Doolittle Prairie
Sep 28 Thursday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Prairie Seed Harvest
Help conservation staff collect prairie seed at Story County’s hidden gem, Doolittle Prairie.
Programs Story Doolittle Prairie
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 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Prairie Seed Harvest
Help conservation staff collect prairie seed at Story County’s hidden gem, Doolittle Prairie.
Programs Story Doolittle Prairie
Oct 13 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Halloween Hides and Creepy Caches
This is a geocache hunt like no other! Combining the fun of geocaching with the spirit of the season, the pursuit has turned nocturnal!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Oct 17 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nocturnal Raptors
Who’s “hoo” at McFarland Park!Join us as we investigate the world of Iowa’s nocturnal raptors. Explore the unique adaptations of these impressive predators of the night.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Oct 21 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM TEAM Day
Be a part of our TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) and help make improvements to county trail systems.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Oct 21 Saturday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Trick or Treat Night
Trick or Treat night at Breezy Bay campground will be on Saturday, October 21, 2017. This is a free event, open to the public.
Special Events Story Hickory Grove Park
Nov 8 Wednesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Footnotes in Ames History
This slide program is an overview of early Ames history that weaves in stories about interesting individuals, colorful events and architectural landmarks, highlighted with interesting small details.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Dec 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Zambia
This presentation will take you to a delightful country filled with wonderful people, beautiful scenery, amazing birds, elephant, zebra, giraffe, several species of antelope, and many other grazers.
Programs Story McFarland Park

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