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Jan 29 Wednesday 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Snowshoe Hikes at McFarland Park
Embrace winter with an invigorating snowshoe hike to explore McFarland Park.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Jan 30 Thursday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Winter Hikes - McFarland Park
Winter Hikes
Special Events Story McFarland Park
Jan 30 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Book Worms
Join our book club with Naturalist Heidi Anderson to discuss Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 1 Saturday 10:00 AM Snakes Alive!
Snakes Alive!
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - Gym-N-Eat Crickets:The Unlikely Adventure of Raising Crickets for Human Consumption
O.W.L.S. - Gym-N-Eat Crickets:The Unlikely Adventure of Raising Crickets for Human Consumption Shelby Smith
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 4 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Climate Change
Climate change is headline news! Join presenter Denise Frank for a presentation on the impacts and solutions of the global crisis that is affecting us here in Iowa. Colorful slides and clear explanations will make a tough topic easier to understand.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 4 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Winter Walk Painting with Art Uncorked
Participants will be painting on wood a "Winter Walk."  The program cost is $25 and includes all art materials, instruction, and a light snack.  Registration is required at https://elarteuncorked.com
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Feb 6 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Little Cloud
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
Feb 7-10 Friday 2020 Minnesota Avian Adventure Trip
Please see attachment for more information regarding the trip
Trips Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Feb 7 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Owl Prowl 2020
Crazy about owls? This program is for you!
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Feb 8 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ice Fishing Basics
Learn the basics of ice fishing and get some hands-on experience. Bait and poles will be provided.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Feb 8 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Clinic
This clinic is for all ages of people who love snow!! Come and learn the basics of snowshoeing and cross country skiing.Children should be accompanied with an adult.
Special Events Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
Feb 9 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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 11 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Best Puppet Show Ever
Join us for an exciting and energetic puppet show. Participants will be laughing, singing, and learning about nature as we entertain them with a scripted show starring a cast of animated puppets and props.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 11 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM Mindfulness & Movement Class
This class will offer ways to connect with breath, body and the earth, regardless of experience with yoga. Sign-up early limited registration.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 12 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Common Ground Recording Session-Ames Public Library, Rotary Room
Common Ground Recording Session
Other Location Story McFarland Park
Feb 13 Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Common Ground Recording Session-Ames Public Library, Rotary Room
Common Ground Recording Session
Other Location Story McFarland Park
Feb 15 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Great Backyard Bird Count
Great Backyard Bird Count
Special Events Story McFarland Park
Feb 15 Saturday 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Backyard Bird Bonanza 2020
It's our Backyard Bird Bonanza! Come out for a morning full of bird fun!
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Feb 15 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Owl You Need is Love
Join us to celebrate Iowa’s true winter romantics…the owls! By Valentine’s Day owls are often sitting on a nest of eggs.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 18 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Love in the Wild
Animals celebrate Valentine’s Day all year round. Some of these mating rituals are wonderfully bizarre! Join us as we reveal the “love” secrets of a variety of animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 19 Wednesday 7:00 PM Winter and Wildlife - Ames Public Library, Farwell T. Brown Auditorium
Winter and Wildlife
Programs Story McFarland Park
Feb 20 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Animal Guides Meditation
Each animal in our world offers powerful messages, healing and wisdom simply by being itself. Join Kara Simons for a guided meditation and discussion honoring our energetic and physical connections with animals as teachers and guides.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Feb 20 Thursday 6:00 PM Literary Heroes: Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn
Public Program: February 20 @ 6pm Literary Heroes: Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn Elkader Public Library Elkader, Iowa 52043
Special Events Clayton Osborne Park
Feb 21-25 Friday Northwoods Dog Sledding Adventure, Ely, MN, Jerry Keys and Patrice Petersen-Keys
Northwoods Dog Sledding Adventure
Special Events Story McFarland Park
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