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Oct 20 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Critter Club
Come visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and salamanders to learn about these misunderstood animals. You may even get to touch a turtle or snake. This is an open house program, so come anytime between 1-2:30.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 20 Sunday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Wild Tots
McFarland Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom for growing and developing toddlers and preschoolers. Come as a family and join Natalie Welter as we learn and grow together.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Oct 21 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Wild Tots
McFarland Park provides a perfect outdoor classroom for growing and developing toddlers and preschoolers. Come as a family and join Natalie Welter as we learn and grow together.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Oct 21 Monday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Hike for Health
Why walk the mall when you can be enjoying the great outdoors? Hike along with this friendly group of nature lovers who walk the trails each month for exercise and fun.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 22 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nature Friends - Owl Calling
Join a naturalist in a nature adventure! We will explore a different nature topic each evening through stories, sharing time, guided exploration, and art activities.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 22 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Meteor Shower Watch
Come learn all about asteroids, meteors, and meteorites! Plan to spend your time gazing up at the night sky for the Orionids meteor shower, as well as the moon and any stars out this night. No registration required.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Exploration
Discover the mysteries of the dark at the park!
Programs Story McFarland 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 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Build a Bird Feeder
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 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 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 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 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
Nov 6 Wednesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Remembering Iowa's Buffalo Bill
O.W.L.S. - Remembering Iowa's Buffalo Bill Roy Behrens, University of Northern Iowa
Programs Story McFarland Park
Nov 7 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Turkeys
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
Nov 8 Friday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Mysteries of the Moon
Learn what makes Earth’s natural satellite so unique, including the history of our moon and how it influences our lives. We will have a stargazing session outdoors to view this beautiful celestial object in all its splendor.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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