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Oct 20 Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Critter Club
Come visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and salamanders to learn about these misunderstood animals. You may even get to touch a turtle or snake. This is an open house program, so come anytime between 1-2:30.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 21 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 Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 21 Monday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM OWLS - Flyways the waterfowl highways
OWLS programs are for adults and get people outside exploring the county and surrounding area!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Oct 22 Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Brown Bag Bunch - Spiders
Join us on October 22, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Grimes Farm and Conservation Center where spider guru Lloyd Crim will talk about the common characteristics of Iowa spiders, common species of spiders in Iowa and how to identify them.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Oct 22 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nature Friends - Owl Calling
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
Oct 22 Tuesday 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Meteor Shower Watch
Come learn all about asteroids, meteors, and meteorites! Plan to spend your time gazing up at the night sky for the Orionids meteor shower, as well as the moon and any stars out this night. No registration required.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 24 Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Night Hike
Take a hike…? Don’t mind if we do!! We’ll be hiking to several overlooks around the center to take in the evening air, the sounds of the forest, and hopefully spot a critter or two.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 25 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ghost Stories Around the Fire
Bring your family and friends and enjoy varieties of your favorite kid-friendly ghost stories around the campfire—complete with s’mores.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 25 Friday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Owl Prowl
After a brief discussion around the campfire about these flying predators of the night, we’ll go for a hike and learn how to call three different species of owls.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Oct 26 Saturday 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Zen in Nature
Fabulous way to start the day with a full dose of Zen in nature!
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 26 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Making Natural Cordage
Being able to manufacture cordage (rope) from natural materials is a skill that every outdoor enthusiast would be wise to understand.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 26 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Build a Bird Feeder
Fall is the time of year to get ready for feeding our feathered friends through the cold winter months. A PCC Naturalist will lead a short discussion to help you create a successful birdfeeding station in your yard.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 26 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Spiders
Spiders are some of the most commonly feared and misunderstood creatures in this world. Discover how spiders are actually fascinating animals, including their unique adaptations and the important role they play in ecosystems.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Oct 26 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pumpkin Bird Feeders
Gearing up for the Halloween festivities? Come celebrate with us at the nature center with making your own Pumpkin bird feeders.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 26 Saturday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Trick or Cache
A new exciting way to go Trick or Treating!
Programs Buchanan Fontana Park
Oct 26 Saturday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Little Wall Lake Halloween Event
Camper trick-or-treat and hayrides!! Awards for the best two decorated campsites. Wear your best costume!
Special Events Hamilton Little Wall Lake Park
Oct 28 Monday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM After School Special - Science Center of Iowa
Join us for two presentations by the Science Center of Iowa.
Programs Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area
Oct 28 Monday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Cast Iron Cooking
Join naturalist Emily Herring and volunteer Norm Charlton as they walk you through the basics of using a Dutch oven. Participants will help in the preparation of food, cooking, and the best part… dinner.
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Oct 29 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Spooky Things with Wings
Celebrate Halloween with the nature center this evening where you can meet some of our spooky animals that fly at night.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Nov 2 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Useful Lashings
Knowing how to securely fix two or more poles together with just a little rope is a great way to impress family and friends.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Nov 2 Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Celebrate National Bison Day
Join a naturalist for a discussion about the natural history of bison before getting an up-close introduction of the resident herd.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 2 Saturday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Carroll County Conservation Fall Festival 2019
Free Event Saturday, November 2, 2019
Special Events Carroll Swan Lake State Park
Nov 3 Sunday 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Wild Tots Family Lantern Walk
Bring a lantern or flashlight and any musical instruments for the walk (homemade lanterns and instruments encouraged). Directions for make-ahead lanterns can be found here: https://tinkergarten.com/activities/let-there-be-light.
Special Events Story Tedesco Environmental Learning Corridor
Nov 4 Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Critter Club
Come visit Jester Park Nature Center’s resident turtles, snakes, and salamanders to learn about these misunderstood animals.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Nov 5 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Bats in Iowa
Carly Kalina, an Environmental Scientist with Echo Logical Consulting, will discuss overall bat characteristics and biology, bats found in Iowa, and bat survey methodology. Threats to bats such as White-nose and human impacts will also be discussed.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
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