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Jul 10 Sunday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Hurstville Prairie Plant Walk
Summer is a great time to see what is blooming in the prairie! On Sunday July 10th at 2 pm come take a guided plant hike on the Hurstville Interpretive Center Prairie.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 12-14 Tuesday Kickapoo Valley Youth Backpacking Trip
Youth ages 12-17 who are looking for an adventure are invited to join Clinton, Dubuque, and Jackson County Conservation as we go on a backpacking trip to the Kickapoo Valley Reserve!
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 15 Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM OWLS: Paddling on the Wapsipinicon River
The Dubuque, Jackson & Jones OWLS group is sponsoring this adults-only paddling trip on the Wapsi River.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 16 Saturday 12:00 PM Brown Bag Lunch
Learn more about the work and people of the CCC that employed hundreds of Iowans.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 24 Sunday 2:00 PM Vermicomposting
Learn how vermicomposting works and construct a worm bin, complete with worms, to take home
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Jul 27 Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Prairie STRIPS Field Day
The public is invited to attend an open house event and learn more about the Prairie Strips program through ISU.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 5 Friday 2:00 PM StarLab-Constellations
Be captivated with a galactic experience in an indoor StarLab
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 10 Wednesday 10:00 AM Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge Trip
Explore the tallgrass prairie and see bison at Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 11 Thursday 9:00 AM StarLab-Constellations
Be captivated with a galactic experience in an indoor StarLab
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 11 Thursday 11:00 AM StarLab-Constellations
Be captivated with a galactic experience in an indoor StarLab
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 13 Saturday 9:00 AM Paddling on the Maquoketa River
Enjoy a guided paddle down the Maquoketa River on a 9-mile stretch from Iron Bridge to Spragueville.
Programs Maquoketa River Water Trail
Aug 14 Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Youth Outdoor Skills Day
Youth ages 8-14 are invited to practice their skills with archery, shooting sports, fishing, geocaching, and kayaking.
Special Events Hurstville Fishing Pond
Aug 18 Thursday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM OWLS: Big Sand Mound Nature Preserve Tour
Big Sand Mound has the highest concentration of endangered species in the state with more than 400 types of plants and undisturbed prairies and woodlands.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 18 Thursday 6:00 PM OWLS: Hamilton Prairie Walk
Join Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones County Conservation OWLS (Older Wiser Livelier Souls) group as we explore the natural beauty of Hamilton prairie.
Other Location Hurstville Interpretive Center
Aug 20 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Prairies of Jackson County Conservation Presentation
Join naturalist Tony Vorwald at the Hurstville Interpretive Center on Saturday August 20 at 2 pm-3 pm as he presents on these remnant prairies, their unique ecology, and updates on current management projects.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 3 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Learn about the monarch butterfly’s life cycle and their migration to central Mexico.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 9 Friday 10:00 AM KinderNature: Drumming in Nature
Connecting nature and music in this fully interactive program!
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 10 Saturday 10:00 AM Drumming in Nature
Connecting nature and music!
Programs Prairie Creek Recreation Area
Sep 10 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Learn about the monarch butterfly’s life cycle and their migration to central Mexico.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 17 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Learn about the monarch butterfly’s life cycle and their migration to central Mexico.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 22 Thursday 6:00 PM OWL’s (Older Wiser Livelier) Hamilton Prairie Walk
Join Dubuque, Jackson, and Jones County Conservation OWLs (Older Wiser Livelier) group as we explore the natural beauty of Hamilton prairie.
Special Events Hurstville Interpretive Center
Sep 24 Saturday 1:00 PM Monarch Tagging
Learn about the monarch butterfly’s life cycle and their migration to central Mexico.
Programs Hurstville Interpretive Center