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Aug 27 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GAIN (Get Active in Nature) - Monarch Tagging
Join us on the Lime Creek prairie as we attempt to tag monarch butterflies.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Aug 31 Friday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Wild Night Life and Hike
Sit around the campfire as we discuss the wild night life in Jester Park. A short hike will follow as we search for some of these nocturnal creatures.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - The Early Depression Dilemmas of Rural Iowa
The early depression years, during President Herbert Hoover’s administration, marked the depths of the Great Depression for the United States.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 4 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Pelicans in Iowa
The American white pelicans are here! Come and learn about these amazing birds and their migration patterns.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 6 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales
Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 6 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Woodworking for Bats
Come learn how bats are important and what we can do to help with bat conservation. After a short presentation, each participant will construct a basic bat house to either take home or donate back to Polk County Conservation to be used in the parks.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 8 Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Monarch Tagging
Come learn about one of the world’s most talked about butterflies and what makes them so unique! We will also try our hand at catching and tagging monarchs as they migrate to their winter home in Mexico.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 8 Saturday 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Shinrin Yoku Japanese Forest Bathing
Celebrate World Wide Forest Bathing day with a certified Forest Therapy Guides, Julie & Joseph Breshears. Immerse yourself in nature and experience the benefits of being fully present in nature.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 9 Sunday 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM Fall Festival
The Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board invite you to our ninth annual Fall Festival!
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Sep 10 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Migration Madness
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 Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 13 Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee and Chat
Join us for coffee and conversation to learn about the latest happenings at the Jester Park Nature Center. This is a social hour meant for meeting staff and others who enjoy nature. Bring your questions and ideas.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 15 Saturday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Motor Mill Art Show
2nd Annual Motor Mill Art Show. Come and enjoy the scenery, mini art classes, food, tours, and activities for all ages. Artists are encouraged to sell or display artwork inspired by the Motor Mill site and Northeast Iowa.
Special Events Clayton Motor Mill Historic Site
Sep 20 Thursday 6:00 PM Wildflower Walk with Katie Byerly
Whether you are new to wildflowers or an expert with knowledge to share, join us for a monthly walk studying the flowers of Lime Creek.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Sep 22 Saturday 2:00 PM National Public Lands Day - Horsedrawn Tours
Experience spectacular fall color on this tour of the Matsell Bridge Natural Area
Special Events Linn Matsell Bridge Natural Area
Sep 25 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Temporary Art in the Park
Come explore what nature has to offer with this exciting art program featuring ephemeral, or short lived, art, insects, and flowers.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 2 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hike it Baby
Parents and their children from birth to school age are invited to join the Des Moines Hike It Baby chapter for a casual naturalist led hike.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 2 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM O.W.L.S. (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Prairie Restoration
Keith Summerville, professor of Environmental Science & Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Drake University will share lessons learned during his 15 years of prairie restoration research at Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 4 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales
Let your imagination run wild with this fun, nature-themed story time! Hear a story followed by the naturalist’s choice of an activity such as an animal encounter, puppets or a craft.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 5 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Campfire Building for Beginners
Learn some tips and tricks on how to build a good campfire with a variety of materials. We will practice building a fire and even try making our very own fire starters to take with you!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 6 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Cache Bash Championship
Join us to search for 15 geocaches hidden in Jester Park for this special event.
Special Events Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 6 Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Catch It, Clean It, Cook It
Come learn the basics of fishing, how to clean fish, and then how to cook fish. Fishing license is required for participants over 16 years of age. Bait and poles will be provided but, feel free to bring your own as well.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 9 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nature Friends - Going Batty
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 Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 11 Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Coffee & Chat
Join us for coffee and conversation to learn about the latest happenings at the Jester Park Nature Center.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 13 Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Fall Colors Hike
Enjoy a nature hike through the woods with a naturalist as they explain the brilliance of fall colors.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 18 Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Going Batty
Are they blind? Do they really suck blood and turn into vampires? Learn the truth about this grossly misunderstood animal.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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