National Public Lands Day Osborne Prairie Tour

Osborne Park, Clayton County

Saturday, September 23, 2023

This walk of about 1.5 miles, leaving from the Osborne Pond, will tour through reconstructed prairies ranging from just two years old to over a decade, and even a few small remnant parcels. It allows the perfect opportunity to discuss the shifting landscape of prairie conservation, reconstruction, and management. A few late-season blooms will still be on display, with ample opportunities to collect seed for your own little pocket prairie project!

Participants are encouraged to wear long pants and comfortable close-toed shoes for meanders into the taller vegetation in search of interesting finds.

Sign up online at or by calling (563) 245-1516. The Osborne Pond is located on HWY 13 four miles south of Elkader. The nature center is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday-Saturday & Noon – 4:00 PM Sunday.

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National Public Lands Day Osborne Prairie Tour


Saturday, September 23, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Osborne Pond
29458 IA-13
Elkader, IA 52043
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