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Apr 19 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Mammalogy - Home School
Mammalogy - Learn about mammal’s unique adaptations for survival. We’ll study skins, skulls and scat followed by a hike to search for mammals at Jester Park.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 19 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Air Rifle Target Shooting - Home School
Air Rifle Target Shooting – Target shooting is a lifelong sport and can be practiced for most at an early age and continue through adulthood. Class will cover form and safety with plenty of time for target shooting.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 19 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM KinderNature: Earth Day Celebration
Celebrate Earth Day with fun games and activities!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 19 Friday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Mammalogy - Home School (1-2:30pm)
Mammalogy - Learn about mammal’s unique adaptations for survival. We’ll study skins, skulls and scat followed by a hike to search for mammals at Jester Park.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 20 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Spring Wildflower Walk
Spring has sprung and the woodlands are blooming with spring flowers.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 22 Monday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Earth Day Stories on the Patio
Celebrate Earth Day with a local storyteller on the outdoor patio at the Jester Park Nature Center.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Apr 26 Friday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friends Night at River Ridge Brewing
Support Friends of Jackson County Conservation at River Ridge Brewery!
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 27 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Mystery and History Hike
Take a hike with a naturalist as they lead you through this beautiful park. Along the hike, we will discuss the history of the park and unravel a few of its mysteries along the way.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Apr 27 Saturday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM StoryWalk Celebration
We are putting up a new story this spring, Creekfinding: a True Story by Jacqeline Briggs Martin.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 2 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
May 4 Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Custom Willow Plant Stand
Create a willow plant stand for your summer garden with Pam Dennis & Ryk Weiss of Flock 9 Studios. Collect wild willows and learn construction techniques for a simple basic design while giving it a personalized twist of your own.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 4 Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Willow Lake Outdoor Day
Bring the family out to do outdoor skills like kayaking, fishing, archery and target practice with BB guns!
Special Events Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
May 4 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wildflower Hike
Hike through the woods to view and identify the dazzling display of spring wildflowers.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 7 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Bobcats in Iowa
This secretive animal, rarely seen or heard, has made a dramatic resurgence across the state and now is providing citizens with opportunities and concerns.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 7 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Essential Oils for the Outdoors
Join Bobbi Schaben with Young Living Essential Oils and PCC Naturalist Heidi Anderson on the benefits and usage of essential oils. We’ll focus on essential oils that might come in handy during an outdoor adventure.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 9 Thursday 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Great Give Day
Help Friends of Jackson County Conservation continue to build their endowment fund by making a donation during this 24-hour online giving day!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 9 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Giants of the Prairie
Bison and elk were two of the largest animals to ever roam across Iowa. What happened to them and where did they go? A naturalist will walk you through the exhibit and share the history of these giants of the prairie.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 11 Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Household Hazardous Waste & Metal Collection
Not sure what to do with hazardous waste materials like paint thinners and pesticides? Bring them in to be recycled or disposed of properly.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 16 Thursday 6:00 PM Codfish Hollow Hill Prairie Walk
Enjoy a guided hike through Ray Hamilton's reconstructed and remnant prairie. Ray will share his knowledge of prairie plants and native pollinators.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 16 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Meditation Around Town
Come and enjoy the experience of sharing a simple meditation in unique settings around our beautiful community.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 17 Friday 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Catch-n-Croakers
Learn to identify frogs by sight and sound before sloshing into the wetlands to catch these amazing creatures.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
May 18 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Prairie Work Day
Come help restore native prairie landscape at the Hurstville Interpretive Center.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 20 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 Fort Des Moines Park
May 20 Monday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Orienteering Basics
Want to explore natural areas without the fear of becoming lost? Learn and practice the basic skills of orienteering using a topographic map and compass.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 21-22 Tuesday 6:00 PM Jackson County Conservation Board Meeting
Learn what's happening with county parks at the Conservation Board's monthly meeting.
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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