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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 28 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Earth Day Event
Roll up your sleeves and help us clean up Mason City streets, parks, and trails.
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
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 5-6 Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2018 Burlington High School Dragon Boat Races
2018 Burlington High School Dragon Boat Races
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
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 5 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Hitchcock House Pioneer Skills Festival
Have you ever wondered how the pioneers made their own rope or dipped their own candles?
Special Events Cass Hitchcock Recreation Area
May 5 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Off-Trail Trek on the Skunk River Greenbelt: Experience the songs and colors of spring in the forest
Hike off trail with a naturalist and get a new perspective on your parks. Bring your curiosity as we explore and adventure. Prepare to hike over rough—possibly hilly or muddy—terrain and through vegetation.
Programs Story Skunk River Greenbelt
May 9 Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Backyard Pollinator Gardens
The Lime Creek Nature Center and North Iowa Nature Club present award-winning photographer Noppadol Paothong, who will provide a visually-pleasing presentation about how to provide pollinator habitats in the backyard.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
May 12 Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 2018 Youth Jamboree
2018 Youth Jamboree
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
May 14 Monday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM GAIN - Life in the Pond - CANCELLED
Join us for this GAIN (Get Active in Nature) activity.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
May 17 Thursday 5:00 PM Wildflower Walk with Katie Byerly - CANCELLED
Whether you are new to wildflowers or an expert with knowledge to share, join us for a monthly walk studying the flowers of Lime Creek.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
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 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Trail Enhancement and Management (TEAM) Day
Be a part of our TEAM and help make improvements to county trail systems.All volunteers are asked to wear long sleeves, pants, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes. Bring work gloves and a water bottle.
Programs Story Skunk River Greenbelt
May 19 Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Big Hollow Grand Reopening
Big Hollow Grand Reopening
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
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 24 Thursday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Prairie Walk
Join Dr. Thomas Rosburg on monthly prairie walks at the largest prairie remnant in Story County. See rare and common prairie flora that changes each month and learn about the history and ecology of central Iowa prairies.
Programs Story Doolittle Prairie
May 25 Friday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Birds of Prey
Iowa is home to many different species of raptors. Come and learn what makes these avian predators so unique.
Programs Buena Vista Buena Vista County Conservation Park
May 26 Saturday 5K Trail Run/Walk
Trail Run or Walk at Lake Icaria for everyone young to old
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
May 26 Saturday 10:00 AM Youth Fishing Clinic
Fun fishing for youth
Special Events Adams Lake Icaria
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 1-2 Friday 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM Free Fishing and Camping BOGO Weekend
Free Fishing and Camping BOGO Weekend
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
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 5-7 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Caterpillars and Butterflies
Discover what creatures call Hillview home!
Youth Camps Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
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