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Feb 28 - May 31 Friday Jones County Nature Photography Contest
2020 Jones County Nature Photography Contest Is Digital This Year!
Special Events Jones Central Park
Mar 1 Sunday Stub Gray Shooting Range reopens March 1.
Stub Gray Shooting Range reopens March 1.
Other Location Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Mar 1 Sunday 2:00 PM Aldo Leopold Reading
Come and listen to members of the community read aloud essays from A Sand County Almanac and take part in the discussions.
Programs Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 2-20 Monday Annual Photo Contest
Story County Conservation holds an annual photography contest that is open to amateur photographers only. This year, the contest has gone completely digital!
Special Events Story McFarland Park
Mar 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM O.W.L.S. - The Cats of America:Ancient History and Modern Conservation
O.W.L.S. - The Cats of America: Ancient History and Modern Conservation Dr. Bill Clark, Emeritus Professor, NREM Iowa State University
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 3 Tuesday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Seniors) - Okefenokee Swamp
The great Okefenokee Swamp evolved from the depths of the ocean and has existed for thousands of years.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 5 Thursday 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Toddler Tales - Nocturnal Animals
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. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 5 Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Story Hour
Books come to life at the Nature Center!
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Mar 5 Thursday 12:00 PM Lunch and Learn: Big Trees
Learn what measurements are used and how a champion tree is determined.
Other Location Jackson Hurstville Interpretive Center
Mar 5 Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Iowa Big Trees!
What is an Iowa Big Tree? See and learn about Iowa's Champion Big Trees!
Programs Jones Central Park
Mar 6 Friday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM National Day of Unplugging Community Coffee
National Day of Unplugging Community Coffee
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 6 Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM National Day of Unplugging Lunch and Learn
National Day of Unplugging Lunch and Learn
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 6 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Bat House Building Workshop
Join a Tama County Naturalist and learn the importance of Iowa's native bats as well as have an opportunity to build your very own bat house!
Programs Tama Otter Creek Lake & Park
Mar 6 Friday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM National Day of Unplugging Community Campfire
National Day of Unplugging Community Campfire
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 7 Saturday 7:00 AM Waterfowl Migration Watch
Join us as we look for and identify migrating waterfowl.
Other Location Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Mar 7 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:29 AM Maple Tree Tapping
Join us March 7 for a short program and demonstration on maple tree tapping at the Prairie Woods Nature Center.
Programs Sioux Oak Grove & Big Sioux Park
Mar 7 Saturday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Navigation Series – Basic Map Reading
Become equipped to understand all types of map formats and features from street to topographical and more during this simple and informative program.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Mar 7 Saturday 9:00 AM Bluebird Nestbox Workshop
Bluebird Nestbox Workshop Saturday, March 7th, 9:00 AM Osborne Nature Center Reservations Required No Cost
Programs Clayton Osborne Park
Mar 7 Saturday 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Watercolor Class
Learn to paint with watercolor! We will cover the basics, discussing paints, brushes, paper, and technique before moving onto painting our first work of art.
Programs Polk Jester, Lewis A., Park
Mar 7 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tracks and Scat
Join a naturalist to explore off the beaten path as we search for signs of wildlife in this beautiful forest.
Programs Polk Brown's Woods
Mar 7 Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Geocaching 101
Looking for a fun new outdoor hobby? Want to participate in our county-wide Geocaching Adventure? Come discover the fun and excitement of geocaching, the high tech outdoor scavenger hunt that uses a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit!
Programs Warren Annett Nature Center and Park
Mar 8 Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ames Reads Leopold NOTE: Location Change Ames Public Library
Ames Reads Leopold
Programs Story McFarland Park
Mar 9 Monday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Common Ground Recording Session-Ames Public Library, Rotary Room
Common Ground Recording Session
Other Location Story McFarland Park
Mar 9 Monday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Full Moon Hike
Explore the wonder and beauty of Thomas Mitchell Park at night under a full moon.
Programs Polk Thomas Mitchell Park
Mar 9 Monday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Full Moon Owl Prowl
Come check out a great night hike and hopefully some owls!
Programs Cass Cold Springs Park
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