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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 26 Thursday 9:00 AM Tour of Casper Bluffs Land and Water Reserve - O.W.L.S.
Not only does Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve boast some of the most commanding views of the Mississippi River and its backwater sloughs, it is also an archaeologically significant site.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Apr 29 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wildflower Hike
Hike through the woods to view and identify the dazzling display of spring wildflowers.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Apr 29 Sunday 1:00 PM Thora & SOAR: Eagles as Ambassadors for the Environment
SOAR, Saving Our Avian Resources, will present a live eagle program!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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 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 6 Sunday 2:00 PM Lunchtime with the Reptiles
Learn more about our snakes and turtles!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 10 Thursday 12:00 AM - 11:00 PM Great Give Day
Donate to Friends of Jackson County Conservation and support outdoor recreation and education opportunities during this 24-hour, online giving day!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 12 Saturday 10:00 AM Basket Weaving Class
Learn to weave a basket to take home!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
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
May 17 Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Creek Walk
Explore and investigate life in a stream as we stroll through Paw Creek in Jester Park. Participants need to wear old clothes and shoes that are secure (no flip flops) and can get wet.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 18 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. Bring your own net and flashlight. Wear shoes that can get wet and muddy.
Programs Polk Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt
May 19 Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Birding & Paddling Trip
Join us for some birding and paddling at the refuge!
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
May 24 Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Shinrin Yoku Japanese Forest Bathing
Explore the ancient healing path of Shinrin Yoku, or Japanese forest bathing, with Dr. Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller, Integrative Medicine physician. This mindful walk will invite you to use your senses to enhance your well-being.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
May 26 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pond Exploration
Join a naturalist in discovering life in the pond!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 1 Friday 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM Dragons in Polk County
We have dragons living in Polk County; dragonflies and damselflies that is. Come learn about these amazing aerialists! We’ll even try to catch some!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Jun 1 Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fishing Basics
Learn about the different kinds of fish in Iowa, fishing safety, casting, and how to tie a hook. It is Free Fishing Weekend in Iowa so no license is needed. Bait and poles will be provided. Feel free to a chair to sit in.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 2 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Kid's Fishing Day
Kid's Fishing Day Saturday, June 2nd 9-11 a.m. Willow Lake Recreation Area, Woodbine
Programs Harrison Willow Lake Recreation Area
Jun 2 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free Fishing Clinic
Learn more about fishing!
Special Events Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 2 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pond Study
Come discover what creatures live in and around a pond. All sampling equipment will be provided.
Programs Polk Yellow Banks Park
Jun 5 Tuesday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Budding Naturalist- Ages 3-4- June 5, 2018- 8:30 am- noon
Does your little naturalist enjoy exploring the world around them? This morning camp is for them ages 3-4, must have an adult present at the camp.
Youth Camps Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Jun 5 Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Tales - Buzzy Bees
Learn all about bees and other pollinators through fun games, crafts and activities!
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jun 6 Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Nature's Story Hour Feathered Friends
Bring your picnic lunch, blanket and family for an hour of nature stories and activities with a PCC Naturalist. This family-friendly program is free and all ages are welcome.
Programs Polk Fort Des Moines Park
Jun 7 Thursday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Outdoor Skills Day 2018
Join in on this family fun day of outdoor skills. Stations being planned this year may include: shotgun shooting, air rifles, archery, outdoor cooking, canoeing, along with the opportunity to improve other outdoor skills.
Special Events Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
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