Halloween Witchy Woods Walk

Hitchcock Nature Center, Pottawattamie County

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Join naturalist and student of folklore Dustin Clayton for an evening hike through the Halloween forest on Saturday, October 24th at 4:30 p.m. We'll walk and talk about the plant, animal, and mineral communities  of the forest and prairies and their significance in the seasonal folklore and folk magic associated with Halloween. We'll examine how folklore and associated practices can be used as a gateway to deepening your relationship with the forest community. If time allows, we'll return to the lodge for some hot cider and a demonstration of some of the items and techniques discussed on the hike.

This event is being presented as part of our adult education programming & is intended for participants age 16 & over. Cost is $8.00 per person & online pre-registration is required. Pre-registration will open at 10:00 a.m. on September 21st. Participants should note this program will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center & will at times require pedestrian travel over difficult terrain; some sessions may be physically challenging. Please dress for the weather, bug spray & water are recommended.

*In the event of cancellation due to inclement weather participants will be notified via the email address provided during registration.

For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283. 

Due to COVID-19 the format of this program has been adjusted. 

  • 6-foot distance will be maintained between individuals/family groups
  • Masks requested while inside and when distancing is impossible outside
  • This program will be held primarily outdoors
  • Staff will wear masks when 6-foot distance is not possible or indoors
  • Maximum registration has been reduced
  • Participants must sign a participation waiver upon arrival

This event is not pet friendly. Please meet at the Loess Hills Lodge.

Cancellation Policy
Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs cancelled by PCC due to weather or other circumstances will be refunded.

2020 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

 

The Pottawattamie County Conservation Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

To Register

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What

Halloween Witchy Woods Walk

When

Saturday, October 24, 2020
4:30 PM

Where

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA 51542
Michelle Biodrowski, Naturalist michelle.biodrowski@pottcounty-ia.gov
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Cost

Adults - $8.00

Category

Programs