Date(s) - 12/22/2016
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dickinson County Nature Center
Hike the Wild (fourth Tuesday of the month)
No registration, All ages, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Jan. 26 – Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area
Come explore our park located along a stretch of the Little Sioux River. We will be looking for signs of wildlife in the snow. Snowshoeing, weather permitting.
Feb. 23 – Ainsworth-Orleans Beach
Come hike the trails around the State Fish Hatchery and learn a little about how to stay safe on the ice this winter.
March 22 – Freda Haffner Kettlehole
See one of the greatest glacial spots in Dickinson County. We will explore this unique habitat and find out how it formed.
April 26 – Kettleson Hogsback
We will set out in this large park looking at signs of spring, which will include woodland flowers.
May 24 – Little Sioux Savanna
Come hike one of the newest additions to the conservation board and learn about this unique Iowa landscape.
June 28 – Barney Peterson Memorial Trail
This all-ages hike will follow the IDNR interpretive trail located near Gull Point State Park.
July 26 – Westport Park
This location is a quiet fishing hole. We will learn fishing basics and try our hand at catching a big one.
Aug. 23 – Pillsbury Point and Abbie Gardener Cabin
Come tour this historically rich area with a tour of the famous Abbie Gardner Cabin and a walk to Pillsbury Point.
Sept. 27 – Ft. Defiance State Park
Fall colors will dazzle any hiker on this outing. We will be following the interpretive trail and learn about the diverse habitat there.
Oct. 25 – Diamond Lake Complex
Successful shallow lake restoration has turned this area into a birder’s paradise. Come see for yourself!
3 p.m. Nov. 23* – Turkey Trot at Kenue Park
Turkeys have had a long and interesting past in Iowa. Come on this special holiday hike and get your gobble on.
3 p.m. Dec. 23* – Winter Solstice Hike at Kenue Park
Come learn about this special solar event that has been celebrated for thousands of years.