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Feb 4 Saturday 10:00 AM Cocoa Picasso
Join us to have a unique learning experience! We will learn about birds in winter, and then paint a snowy winter scene while sipping hot chocolate.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 4 Saturday 1:00 PM Introduction to Snowshoeing
Learn some basic snowshoeing skills and then test them out on a fun hike! The hike will involve activities to help participants practice. Participants should dress for the weather.
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Feb 7 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors): Plant. Grow. Fly
Pollinators are in decline due to a variety of reasons including global climate change, loss of habitat and feeding resources, and some modern agricultural practices. How can you help? You can join Plant.Grow.Fly.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 11 Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Dakins Lake Ice Fishing Derby
Zearing Fire and EMS is holding their second annual ice fishing derby.
Special Events Story Dakins Lake
Feb 14 Tuesday 6:00 PM Luminary Snowshoe Hike - 6:00 p.m. start time
Let luminaries light your way around McFarland Park's lake on a special snowshoe hike. End the experience with a sweet treat and hot cocoa.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 14 Tuesday 6:20 PM Luminary Snowshoe Hike - 6:20 p.m. start time
Let luminaries light your way around McFarland Park's lake on a special snowshoe hike. End the experience with a sweet treat and hot cocoa.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 14 Tuesday 6:30 PM Luminary Snowshoe Hike - 6:30 p.m. start time
Let luminaries light your way around McFarland Park's lake on a special snowshoe hike. End the experience with a sweet treat and hot cocoa.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 14 Tuesday 6:40 PM Luminary Snowshoe Hike - 6:40 p.m. start time
Let luminaries light your way around McFarland Park's lake on a special snowshoe hike. End the experience with a sweet treat and hot cocoa.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 14 Tuesday 7:10 PM Luminary Snowshoe Hike - 7:10 p.m. start time
Let luminaries light your way around McFarland Park's lake on a special snowshoe hike. End the experience with a sweet treat and hot cocoa.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 14 Tuesday 7:20 PM Luminary Snowshoe Hike - 7:20 p.m. start time
Let luminaries light your way around McFarland Park's lake on a special snowshoe hike. End the experience with a sweet treat and hot cocoa.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 14 Tuesday 7:30 PM Luminary Snowshoe Hike - 7:30 p.m. start time
Let luminaries light your way around McFarland Park's lake on a special snowshoe hike. End the experience with a sweet treat and hot cocoa.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 14 Tuesday 7:40 PM Luminary Snowshoe Hike - 7:40 p.m. start time
Let luminaries light your way around McFarland Park's lake on a special snowshoe hike. End the experience with a sweet treat and hot cocoa.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 21 Tuesday 6:00 PM Landscape for Life
This five-part course is well-suited for the beginning gardener or those looking for ways to be more sustainable on their land.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 4 Saturday 2:00 PM Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
Grow your own mushrooms after this hands-on program about the wonders of fungus.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 6 Monday Partners Photo Contest Submissions
Do you enjoy photography? Story County Conservation Partners sponsors an annual photo contest to encourage the public to visit and photograph the beauty and recreational activities in SCC parks and natural areas.
Special Events Story McFarland Park
Mar 7 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. (Older, Wiser, Livelier, Seniors): Neta Snook
Come hear the first-person portrayal of Neta Snook given by Rosemary Harris who tells the story of a fearless: forgotten aviator who was the first female aviator ever accepted into flying school and to run a commercial airfield.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 7 Tuesday 6:30 PM Neta Snook
Come hear the first-person portrayal of Neta Snook given by Rosemary Harris who tells the story of a fearless and forgotten aviator.
Programs Story McFarland Park
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
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.
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Apr 15 Saturday 10:00 AM Geocache Egg Hunt
Your family will love this new-age way of hunting eggs. Join Naturalist Jess Lancial to learn how to use a GPS, then go search the woods to find the Conservation Bunny’s nests of hidden treasures!
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