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Aug 24 Thursday 7:00 PM Evening Prairie Walk
Join Lloyd Crim at monthly prairie walks at the largest prairie remnant in Story County. See rare prairie flora that changes each month and learn the history of central Iowa prairies from a prairie enthusiast.
Programs Story Doolittle Prairie
Sep 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM O.W.L.S. - Discovering Outdoor Delights: Tramp New Zealand's Tracks
Can nature study, four star hotels,Kiwi cuisine, and tramping diverse ecosystems go together? They sure do on New Zealand’s South Island -- you can explore subalpine, rain forest, beach,forest, and other ecosystems in close proximity.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Sep 7-11 Thursday 6:30 Boundary Waters Adventure
Journey with SCC to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeast Minnesota on this five-day guided excursion. You need to take this unique opportunity to experience true wildness first-hand!
Trips Story McFarland Park
Sep 10 Sunday 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Monarch Migration Madness
Fall is the time of one of the world’s greatest animal migrations! We will witness an animal that weighs less than a small paperclip on its journey south to Mexico.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Sep 10 Sunday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Fall Fungus Foraging
Fall is the best time of year to find wild edible mushrooms and other interesting fungi. We’ll hike on and off the trails at McFarland Park searching for the fungus among us.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Sep 16 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TEAM Day
Be a part of our TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) and help make improvements to county trail systems.
Programs Story Skunk River Greenbelt
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 - 1:00 PM 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

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