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Oct 24 Thursday 5:00 PM Fall Color Cruise Finale!
October 24th ~ Fall Color Cruise ~ 5 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ Finale! Call 563-259-1876 to register.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Oct 24 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Animals of the Night: Halloween Night Hike
Night hike in costume? The only thing that could make this better is the capstone campfire with s'mores!
Programs Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Oct 25 Friday 10:00 AM Hike It Baby
Hike It Baby is a national group with the goal of raising a generation to love the outdoors.
Programs Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Oct 25 Friday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Sunset Seed Harvest
Join a Tama County Naturalist to learn how to harvest prairie plant seeds.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Oct 25 Friday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Owl Prowl
After a brief discussion around the campfire about these flying predators of the night, we’ll go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Oct 26 Saturday 7:00 AM Building Better Birders Field Eco Cruise
October 26th ~ Building Better Birders Field Eco Cruise ~ 7 AM ~ Rock Creek ~ Call 563-259-1876 to sign up!
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Oct 26 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Build a Bird Feeder - Cancelled
Fall is the time of year to get ready for feeding our feathered friends through the cold winter months. A PCC Naturalist will lead a short discussion to help you create a successful birdfeeding station in your yard.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 26 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Spiders
Spiders are some of the most commonly feared and misunderstood creatures in this world. Discover how spiders are actually fascinating animals, including their unique adaptations and the important role they play in ecosystems.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 26 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Fall Colors Paddle
Help us hunt for wildlife signs as we paddle along the slough in Pechman Creek Delta – just in time for the turning of the trees!
Programs Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Oct 26 Saturday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Trick or Cache
A new exciting way to go Trick or Treating!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Oct 26 Saturday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Little Wall Lake Halloween Event
Camper trick-or-treat and hayrides!! Awards for the best two decorated campsites. Wear your best costume!
Special Events Hamilton Little Wall Lake Park
Oct 26 Saturday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Campground Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat...Campground-Style!
Special Events Winneshiek Lake Meyer Park and Campground
Oct 28 Monday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM After School Special - Science Center of Iowa
Join us for two presentations by the Science Center of Iowa.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Oct 30 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Nature Buds: Seeds
An exploratory nature program for children ages 3 to 5!
Programs Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Nov 2 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Celebrate National Bison Day
Join a naturalist for a discussion about the natural history of bison before getting an up-close introduction of the resident herd.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 2 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Woodworking for Wildlife: Build a Bird Feeder
Participants will learn about feeding birds in their backyard, build a suet feeder, and discover how they can get involved in project Feeder Watch
Programs Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Nov 2 Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Carroll County Conservation Fall Festival 2019
Free Event Saturday, November 2, 2019
Special Events Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Nov 2 Saturday 1:00 PM Bald Eagle Eco Cruise
November 2nd ~ Bald Eagle Eco Cruise ~ 1 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ This is the last Cruise on the Blue Heron Pontoon Boat for 2019. The American bald eagles will start to congregate and we hope to see several. Call 563-259-1876 to register.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Nov 2 Saturday 5:00 PM Fifth Annual Conservation Foundation Banquet
November 2nd ~ Fifth Annual Conservation Foundation Banquet ~ 5 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ Come enjoy a night at the beautiful Eco Center to raise money to benefit education! There will be plenty of action plus a fantastic smoked prime rib dinner.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Nov 2 Saturday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Skillet Creek Indian Mounds Night Hike
Come join us on a night hike to view the Woodland Culture ceremonial and burial mounds located at Skillet Creek.
Special Events Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Nov 3 Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Prairie Seed Harvest – The Big Volunteer Push!
Volunteer to help gather prairie seeds for future prairie restoration projects!
Programs Johnson F.W. Kent Park
Nov 3 Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Traveling Prairie Exhibit Open House
Come and marvel at the traveling prairie exhibit.
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Nov 3 Sunday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Beeswax Body Care Make-and-Take Program
Join Hilltop Honey of Marengo at Lake Iowa Nature Center for this beeswax make and take program.
Programs Iowa Lake Iowa Park
Nov 4 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Critter Club
Come visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and salamanders to learn about these misunderstood animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Bats in Iowa
Carly Kalina, an Environmental Scientist with Echo Logical Consulting, will discuss overall bat characteristics and biology, bats found in Iowa, and bat survey methodology. Threats to bats such as White-nose and human impacts will also be discussed.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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