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Aug 24 Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Half Price Canoe Rental
August 24th ~ Half Price Canoe Rental ~ 8-11 AM ~ Rock Creek ~ ?For use in the backwaters in and near the park.
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Aug 24 Saturday 9:00 AM Good Morning Cruise
August 24th ~ Good Morning Cruise ~ 9 AM ~ Rock Creek ~ Every other Saturday this summer, there will be naturalist-guided eco cruises aboard the Blue Heron pontoon boat. Call 563-259-1876 to reserve a free spot.
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Aug 24 Saturday 1:00 PM Back Waters Paddle
August 24th ~ Back Waters Paddle ~ 1 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ Meet at the Eco Center and gear up for a paddle in the backwaters of the Mississippi River.
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Aug 26 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM G.A.I.N. (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 27 Tuesday 6:00 PM Friends of Rock Creek
August 27th ~ Friends of Rock Creek ~ 6 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ Doing small things to make a big difference! This fun, no pressure group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month.
Special Events Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Aug 28 Wednesday 6:30 AM Building Better Birders Eco Cruise
August 28th ~ Building Better Birders Eco Cruise ~ 6:30 AM ~ Rock Creek ~ World-class birder, Kelly McKay, will lead this free class for people wanting to improve their birding skills. Call 563-259-1876 to sign up!
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Aug 29 Thursday 7:00 PM Sunset Eco Cruise
August 29th ~ Sunset Eco Cruise ~ 7 PM ~ Rock Creek ~ Thursday evenings there will be naturalist-guided Mississippi eco cruises aboard the Blue Heron pontoon. Call 563-259-1876 to reserve a free spot one week in advance.
Programs Clinton Rock Creek Marina & Campground
Sep 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - History of Yellow Banks and Thomas Mitchell Parks
Yellow Banks Park is a 576+ acre park resting on the bluffs overlooking the Des Moines River. This park has a deep Native American history. Ranger Charlie Finch, will share some of the artifacts found on the property.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 5 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Fish
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
Sep 5 Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Tour of Hickory Grove Park
Sneak a peek of the Hickory Grove Lake restoration project.
Special Events Story Hickory Grove Park
Sep 7 Saturday 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Motor Mill Art Show 2019
3rd Annual Motor Mill Art Show September 7th, 2019 Noon-4pm
Special Events Clayton Motor Mill Historic Site
Sep 7 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Vulture Awareness Day
Join us for a fun filled day to learn all about vultures! We’ll have a scavenger hunt, vulture vomit toss, stomach juice station, try eating like a vulture, wingspan comparisons, and more.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 7 Saturday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Drumming to the Rhythms of Nature
Drumming is a unique way to unwind and connect with the rhythms of nature. Sign-up early limited space!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 8 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 12 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.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 13 Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Entomology Home School Program
Join us to learn about Insects at the Jester Park Nature Center as we host the “Ology” Series for students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This is a series of programs each delivered in a flexible format.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 13 Friday 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Bats! Creatures of the Night
Join us for an exciting time learning about some of the night's misunderstood creatures, bats!
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 14 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pelicans in Iowa
Yes! That is correct. Saylorville and Red Rock Reservoirs are major stopover points for the American White Pelican during their annual Fall migration. A PCC Naturalist will lead a discussion about these large, odd, yet graceful birds.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 14 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Monarch Tagging
Join the naturalist to get up close and personal with monarch butterflies. Everyone will get an opportunity to tag a monarch.
Programs Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
Sep 17 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Nature Friends - Fossil Dig
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
Sep 17 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Women in the Woods with Wine - Monarch Madness
Come relax with a glass of wine and learn about 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 20-21 Friday Halloween Weekend
Come & camp at McFarlane Park for the annual Halloween celebration! There will be a movie, trick or treating, costume parade, campsite decoration contest, Chili potluck & much more! Call now for your reservation!
Special Events Black Hawk McFarlane Park
Sep 21 Saturday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Pollinator House Building
Pollinating insects are one of the most beneficial animals on the planet. Help them out, by building a pollinator house. Not only does this give them a safe place to live, it also attracts beneficial insects to your flowerbeds and gardens.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Sep 21 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 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 24 Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Sunset Yoga
Enjoy a short nature hike to unwind followed by a sunset yoga on the outdoor patio at the Jester Park Nature Center.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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