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Sep 30 Saturday 8th Annual Run for the Hills 5k Run/Walk - SHIRT ONLY
Help support the Savanna Hills Learning Center by ordering a Run for the Hills shirt!
Special Events Decatur Little River Recreation Area
Sep 30 Saturday 7:30 AM 8th Annual Run for the Hills 5k Run/Walk - REGISTRATION
Join us for our 8th Annual Run for the Hills 5k Run/Walk!
Special Events Decatur Little River Recreation Area
Sep 30 Saturday 9:00 AM Prairie Seed Collecting
Want to try collecting native prairie seeds? Learn how to collect native prairie seeds and discover various prairie plants in our local habitat at Lake Sugema Wildlife Area.
Programs Van Buren Lake Sugema Park
Sep 30 Saturday 10:00 AM Dutch Oven Cook-Off
Who's the best Dutch-oven cook? I guess that we'll find out! Join us for the 2nd annual Dutch-Oven cookoff at Airport Lake Park Campground!
Special Events Chickasaw Airport Lake Park
Sep 30 Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Nature Coffee & Canvas
The BV County Conservation Board and Witter Gallery are excited to partner up and offer Coffee and Canvas at the Gabrielson Shelter House in Sioux Rapids. Coffee and Canvas is a step-by-step painting class for adults and young adults.
Special Events Buena Vista Gabrielson Park - Gustafson Lake
Sep 30 Saturday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour Harvest
Join Story County Conservation volunteers in hand harvesting prairie seed from the largest prairie remnant in the county -- Doolittle Prairie.
Programs Story Doolittle Prairie
Oct 1 Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Fall Forest Bathing - A Mindful Walk in the Beauty of Fall
Enjoy an awakened relaxation into your body and open yourself to healing through Forest Bathing!
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Oct 1 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 2nd Sunday Speaker Series: Julia Andreini - The Sounds (and Music) of Silence
Violinist and Yoga instructor Julia Andreini explores how different types of sound impact the nervous system.
Programs Black Hawk Hartman Reserve Nature Center
Oct 2 Monday 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Prairie Seed Harvest
Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. Join us for this fun autumn activity in the prairie! We will be collecting prairie seeds with the Golden Hills RCD.
Programs Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 3 Tuesday Home School Nature Program
Home School Nature programs feature hands-on content for youth. All ages are welcome.
Programs O'Brien Prairie Heritage Center
Oct 3 Tuesday 9:00 AM Siouxland Big Give
The Siouxland Big Give is a 24-hour day of giving to Siouxland non-profits, sponsored by the Siouxland Community Foundation.
Other Location Woodbury Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center
Oct 3 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM UNMASK THE MONSTERS WITH SCOOBY DOO- ANNUAL NIGHT HIKE At the Park: Iowa the Beautiful 2023
Iowa is home to many creatures that go bump in the night. Learn why there is nothing to be afraid of with Scooby and the gang!
Programs Henry Oakland Mills Nature Center
Oct 4 Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hawk Watch - Building Better Birders Workshop Series
Join Expert Ornithologist Kelly McKay for a day of birding during the peak of raptor migration.
Programs Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
Oct 4 Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Toddler Time Outdoors Ages 2 - 5
Toddler Time Outdoors
Programs Webster Camp WaNoKi
Oct 4 Wednesday 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Prairie Seed Harvest
Help JCC harvest native prairie seed to be used in future prairie restorations in the county!
Oct 4 Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Prairie Walk & Seed Harvest
Spend an autumn evening with county naturalists, learning about the land, exploring the prairie, and gathering native seeds to support its ongoing restoration.
Programs Plymouth Hillview Recreation Area
Oct 4 Wednesday 5:00 PM Voyageur Canoe Paddle
Join us in our 29-foot voyageur canoes for an evening paddle around the widest part of the Mississippi River!
Programs Clinton Bulger's Hollow Recreation Area, USACOE
Oct 5 Thursday 10:00 AM Nature Story Hour - Autumn Leaves
Story Hour will start with reading a story book, an educational program about the topic, and an activity or craft
Programs Marshall GrimesFarm & Conservation Center
Oct 5 Thursday 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM OWLS(Older Wiser Livelier Souls): Habitat for Pollinators: Creating a welcoming home
Join in discussion with Jessica Butters from Prairie Rivers of Iowa to learn about native pollinator diversity here in Iowa and why we should care about pollinators.
Programs Story McFarland Park
Oct 5 Thursday 5:00 PM Pickin’ on the Prairies
Come and join Clayton County Conservation this fall for several volunteer opportunities to help restore natural areas throughout Clayton County! The CCCB will host four prairie seed harvest events at county parks.
Special Events Clayton Osborne Park
Oct 5 Thursday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Golden Hour Nature Photography
Spend the evening taking photos and exploring our beautiful natural areas during the “golden hour” right before sunset. Bring your camera to use after a short program where you’ll learn a few tips and tricks for taking photos outdoors.
Programs Linn Wickiup Hill Learning Center
Oct 6 Friday 9:00 AM Fall Color Hike
Explore and enjoy Morris Park to discover different tree species and the fall colors.
Programs Van Buren Morris Park
Oct 6 Friday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Dutch Oven Cooking
Cook over hot coals in a Dutch Oven. All food will be provided.
Programs O'Brien Mill Creek Park
Oct 7 Saturday 6:00 AM Ed Bartholomew Memorial Youth Duck Hunt
Join Lee County Conservation and the Iowa DNR for a Youth Duck Hunt in Memory of Ed Bartholomew!
Special Events Lee Lee County Conservation Center at Heron Bend
Oct 7 Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Timber Trot
Enjoy a five-mile trail run among the beautiful fall colors of the Lime Creek Conservation Area.
Special Events Cerro Gordo Lime Creek Nature Center & Conservation Area