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Apr 23 Monday 7:00 PM Protection of Ancient Human Remains in Iowa
What makes Iowa special in the realm of protecting burials in the US?
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Apr 26 Thursday 7:00 PM Ollie the Owl Hike
Discover why Ollie the Owl is nature's perfect Mouse Trap!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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
Apr 28 Saturday 1:00 PM Family Bluebird Hike
Peer inside real bluebird nests!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning 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
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 2 Wednesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Top Shade Pollinator Plants
Is your property mostly shady but you still want to help pollinators? Learn how you can help!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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 9:00 AM Mushroom Ramble
Learn about local mushrooms and how to hunt them, then go on a mushroom hunt in the Wickiup Hill Natural Area!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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 - 12:00 PM Bird Banding
Drop in and see real wild birds up close and in hand!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
May 12 Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM 2018 Youth Jamboree
2018 Youth Jamboree
Special Events Des Moines Big Hollow Recreation Area
May 12 Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Dutch Oven and Campfire Cooking
Come enjoy some food samples and learn the basics of Dutch Oven Cooking and Campfire Cooking.
Programs Hamilton Briggs Woods Park and Golf Course
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 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 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 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hop on Down the Bunny Trail!
Get up close with rabbits and learn about keeping them as pets!
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
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 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
May 30 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Kayaking 101 Early Group
Learn kayaking basics at Kennedy Park
Programs Webster Kennedy Memorial Park
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