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Apr 30 Sunday 2:00 PM CANCELLED: Wildflower Walk at Lake Meyer on April 30
Join Winneshiek County Conservation staff in walking the woods to find and learn about spring ephemeral wildflowers.
Programs Winneshiek Lake Meyer Park and Campground
May 1 Monday 7:00 AM Birding on the Green
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Programs Dickinson Dickinson County Nature Center
May 1 Monday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM May Day Hike
May Day celebrates the arrival of spring. Take a short hike looking for spring wildflowers then make a May Day basket to take home.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
May 1 Monday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pavilion Groundbreaking Ceremony
Celebrate this new development at Prairie Creek Recreation Area with wagon rides, homemade ice cream, may basket auction and more.
Special Events Jackson Prairie Creek Recreation Area
May 2 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM OWLS Event: Forage and Float
Expand your edible plant knowledge with a hike and help collect for lunch. Paddle Catfish Creek and return to a foraged feast, ready to taste.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 2 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. Older Wiser Livelier Seniors - Our State Fair is a Great State Fair
Our State Fair – Iowa’s Blue Ribbon Story is the book that chronicles 150 years of Iowans who have collectively made up our unique August experience.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 2 Tuesday 7:00 PM Planting and Maintaining a Pollinator Garden
Do you want to plant a garden that will benefit the pollinators in your area? Learn how!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
May 4 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Mother's Day Stepping Stones
Make a heart shaped stepping stone for Mother's Day.
Special Events Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
May 5 Friday 7:30 PM On Golden Pond
Attend a Projects of HOPE Night, the LAMB Theatre production of "On Golden Pond" benefitting the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center's Summer Programming for Youth.
Other Location Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
May 6 Saturday 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Birds and Bagels
Join a PCC Naturalist at the largest urban forest in the state of Iowa for bagels and beverages while you learn about bird identification and the uniqueness of Brown’s Woods.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
May 6 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Naturalist School 2017 Spring Field Season: Session #6
Join us for the sixth session of the 2017 spring field season of The Naturalist School at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Programs Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
May 6 Saturday 9:00 AM Mushroom Ramble
Learn about local mushrooms and how to hunt them, then go on a mushroom hunt in the Wickiup Hill Natural Area!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
May 6 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Open House
Celebrate spring . . .
Programs Floyd Tosanak Recreation Area
May 6 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Willow Lake Outdoor Day
Try something new!
Special Events Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
May 6 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Spring Wildflower Series
Programs Dubuque Heritage Trail
May 6 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pioneer Skills Festival
Explore many of the skills and crafts that people of the late 1800’s used in daily living.
Programs Cass Hitchcock Recreation Area
May 6 Saturday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Mystery Cache
Join us for a technological scavenger hunt through Iowa's Loess Hills at Hitchcock Nature Center.
Special Events Pottawattamie Hitchcock Nature Center
May 7 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wildflower & Edible Plant Walk
Take a walk through Hartman Reserve as wildflowers and edible plants cover our woodlands.
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
May 7 Sunday 2:00 PM Partners Spring Festival
The annual Partners Spring Festival isn’t far away! Mark your calendars now and celebrate the great outdoors and additions to McFarland Park.
Special Events Story McFarland Park
May 7 Sunday 4:00 PM Summer Concert Series Featuring the Omaha MasterSingers
Join us for an outdoor concert set against the stunning Missouri River featuring the Omaha MasterSingers, Omaha's premier vocal jazz ensemble.
Special Events Pottawattamie Narrows River Park
May 8 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends Eggciting Facts
3 to 5 year olds exploring nature with an adult. An action packed hour of nature discovery.
Programs Polk Polk County Education Programs
May 9 - Jun 27 Tuesday Master River Stewards Program
The MRSP is an 8-week adult education course covering watershed science. Each session is expert-led and hands-on. Topics span watershed geology, river chemistry, paddling skills, stream restoration, and more!
May 9 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Bowfishing Clinic
Bowfishing is a fun sport that combines the skill of archery and the fun of fishing.
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
May 10 Wednesday Nature Tots --- Busy Bees
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Programs Dickinson Dickinson County Nature Center
May 10 Wednesday 7:00 PM Dragonflies - Flying Jewels
The Lime Creek Nature Center and North Iowa Nature Club present dragonfly expert Steve Hummel.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area