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Apr 24 Tuesday Nature Tots: Wide-Mouthed Frog
Nature Tots: Wide-Mouthed Frog Tuesday, April 24th 6:30-7:30 p.m. Willow Lake Recreation Area, Woodbine
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
Apr 27 Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Buchanan County Conservation Energy Games
Students will be competing in Solar Car Races, Solar Oven Contests and/or Wind Turbine Competitions.
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Apr 27 Friday 4:30 PM Sponsor and Plant a Fruit Tree
Have you been wanting a fruit tree in your yard but do not have the space this is the perfect opportunity for you!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Apr 28 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Earth Day Event
Roll up your sleeves and help us clean up Mason City streets, parks, and trails.
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Apr 28 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM North Cabin at Swan Lake - OPEN HOUSE
OPEN HOUSE for the North Cabin at Swan Lake State Park Saturday, April 28, 2018 10:00 am until Noon
Special Events Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Apr 28 Saturday 1:00 PM Trail Enhancement and Management Day
Be a part of our TEAM (Trail Enhancement and Management) and help make improvements to county trail systems. All volunteers are asked to wear long-sleeves, pants, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Bring gloves and bring a water bottle.
Programs Story Robison Wildlife Acres
Apr 28 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Pollinators and Pollinator Gardens
Pollinators are a diverse group and play an important role in the ecosystem as well as our own live
Programs Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
May 1 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Butterflies in Iowa & in Your Backyard
We’ll start with an introduction to the 110 butterflies that call Iowa home then provide tips on creating butterfly habitat in your own backyard
Programs Story McFarland Park
May 1 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Butterfly or Moth, How do you Know?
Have you ever wondered how to tell the difference between a moth and a butterfly? Is it how they look? Or perhaps how they behave? Are they more alike or more different? How can you tell if a caterpillar will turn into a moth or a butterfly?
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 1 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Power of Pollinators
Did you know more than 1/3 of our global food supply depends on pollinators? Learn how pollination works, who the pollinators are and threats they face.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 5-6 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2018 Burlington High School Dragon Boat Races
2018 Burlington High School Dragon Boat Races
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
May 5 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Explore Your Outdoors - Insects
Scoop in the pond, dig through logs, and discover that all insects play an important role in helping our habitats.
Programs Story McFarland Park
May 5 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Willow Lake Outdoor Day
Willow Lake Outdoor Day Saturday, May 5th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Willow Lake Recreation Area, Woodbine
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
May 5 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Off-Trail Trek on the Skunk River Greenbelt: Experience the songs and colors of spring in the forest
Hike off trail with a naturalist and get a new perspective on your parks. Bring your curiosity as we explore and adventure. Prepare to hike over rough—possibly hilly or muddy—terrain and through vegetation.
Programs Story Skunk River Greenbelt
May 6 Sunday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Spring Festival
Enjoy a free and family-friendly afternoon at McFarland Park.
Special Events Story McFarland Park
May 8 Tuesday 6:30 PM Leaf and Flower Printing
Come out and make an awesome t-shirt that you can wear over and over again!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
May 9 Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Backyard Pollinator Gardens
The Lime Creek Nature Center and North Iowa Nature Club present award-winning photographer Noppadol Paothong, who will provide a visually-pleasing presentation about how to provide pollinator habitats in the backyard.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
May 11 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Stargazing
View the night sky!
Programs Marshall Green Castle Recreation Area
May 12 Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 2018 Youth Jamboree
2018 Youth Jamboree
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
May 12 Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Wild Edibles
Did you know that there are grocery stores in every natural area? Sign up for a awesome morning of wild edibles!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
May 12 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Dutch Oven and Campfire Cooking
Come enjoy some food samples and learn the basics of Dutch Oven Cooking and Campfire Cooking.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
May 14 Monday 10:00 AM Nature Kids
We invite children ages 3-5 years old, to the nature center for fun and learning about toads.
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
May 14 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GAIN - Life in the Pond - CANCELLED
Join us for this GAIN (Get Active in Nature) activity.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
May 15 - Aug 7 Tuesday 5:30 PM Master River Stewards Program
Get involved in learning about the rivers around you by attending the Master River Stewards Program.
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
May 15 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Silly Salamander
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure for 3-5 year olds and an adult! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities. Snacks will be provided.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
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